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prescription ski goggles

Postby glacier on Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:47 pm

Hello
I'm looking for prescription ski goggles. What options do I have? I heard that you can not get ski goggles with installed prescription shields.
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Postby Liz on Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:27 pm

Hi,

We do sell some ski goggles that we can be fitted with custom-build Rx lenses. Take a look at Wiley X ski prescription goggles at http://www.opticsplanet.com/wiley-x-pre ... ggles.html and Bobster Ski prescription goggles at http://www.opticsplanet.com/bobster-pre ... ewear.html

You can also place an order for skiing goggles with a clip-on prescription adapter. It will snap behind the goggle lens. One of the most popular ski gooogles prescription adapters we sell is Bolle Rx Goggles adapter. The are two adapters: B & C. They are competible with different Bolle ski gogglesmodels:

Bolle Scream Goggles - Rx adapter C
Bolle Quasar Goggles - Rx adapter C
Bolle Nova Goggles - Rx adapter C
Bolle Fathom Goggles - Rx adapter C
Bole X9 Goggles - Rx adapter C - these goggles have enough room to be worn over the glasses
Bolle Shark Goggles - Rx adapter C

Bolle Nebula Goggles - Rx adapter B - Bolle Nebula goggles have a smaller fit. They are very popular with females and youths.
Bolle Boost Kids Goggles - Rx adapter B - these ski goggles fit ages 5 and up.

There is one more interesting model of ski goggles. Bolle Traverse. This frame comes with sunglasses temples and a goggle strap. You can remove the strap, attach the temples, and wear it as a pair of sunglasses. Bolle prescription Traverse adapter works with this frame.
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Postby swblack on Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:38 pm

I've been wearing the same ski goggles for several years. They are made by Spy. Lens fogging has never been a problem. The goggles keep my face warm and the optics is sharp enough to show the true colors and cut the glare from snow. I wouldn't ride in winter without them.
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Postby Rudy on Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:42 pm

What is the advantage to having the Bolle prescription adapters, as oppossed to just wearing your regular prescription eyeglasses under your ski goggles? I tried the "eyeglasses under the goggles" last ski trip and it just didn't work out at all! I got so fed up with the constant fogging that I just boarded with my eyeglasses on!
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prescription ski goggles

Postby Liz on Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:25 pm

I also wear eyeglasses, so I clearly see your point. I own one of the prescription ski goggles myself (Bolle Scream with Bolle prescription adapter to be exact). Well, first of all I like the benefit of not wearing two pairs of eyewear. Of course it all depends on the models of glasses you have and the level of comfort you are used to. A lot of people find OTG ski goggles very comfortable; I personally feel too much pressure from the glasses temples and the goggles strap, especially when I have a helmet on. The adapter easily snaps in behind the goggles lens. It stays there it and it doesn't slide down or to the side like the glasses behind the goggles might do, so you won't feel any discomfort. I don't have any problems with lens fogging. In addition to Bolle technology (double lens effect and venting systems) that prevents the lenses from fogging, I use one of the tricks my friend taught me. I try not to take them off too often while skiing. There is a dynamic between cold air outside and the warm air inside your ski goggles. When you wear good quality ski goggles, this is managed by the thermal barrier that the goggle double lenses create and they don’t fog. When you take the goggles off your head, they will likely fog up when you put them back on. Also, there is another thing to consider. It would mostly apply if you decided between prescription sunglasses or prescription goggles with Rx lenses fitted into the frame and snow goggles with a prescription adapter. If your prescription changes or if you break or loose the adapter, it costs much less to replace it than to get a new pair of prescription sunglasses.

If you decide to get one of the Bolle ski goggles, take a look at our on-line catalog at:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bolle-ski-goggles.html

The Bolle prescription clip you can order separately at:

http://www.opticsplanet.com/bolle-goggl ... lense.html
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Re: prescription ski goggles

Postby Ed B on Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:31 am

Hi,
I have a very high prescription (+ 8.5) with astigmatism in both eyes. I board vision impaired and basically use appropriate lenses for the light situation and thats the best I can do since I stopped wearing contacts. Will the Bolle goggles w/inserts work for someone with my type of vision problem?

Thanks
Ed
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Re: prescription ski goggles

Postby Liz on Mon May 03, 2010 11:45 am

Hi Ed,

Unfortunately your prescription is too high for the Bolle prescription inserts. The lenses will flatten the adapter and it won't fit into goggles right. It is hard to find prescription goggles to accommodate your RX. The only frame I could recommend is called G 102. These goggles can be used for skiing. They offer good protection from wind and address fogging issues. This eyewear does not require prescription inserts. We can prescriptionize the lenses.
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Re: prescription ski goggles

Postby connie on Mon May 17, 2010 2:05 am

It seems that these ski goggles are great, I want to buy a ski goggles for my father as a gift. but the price is expensive for me (i am a student) :cry:
i like this goggles http://www.opticsplanet.com/spy-optics- ... ggles.html
would you give me some discount ?
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Re: prescription ski goggles

Postby Liz on Mon May 17, 2010 10:52 am

Hi connie,

Please call our eyewear department at (800) 504-5897 option 5. You will need to talk to either Larum or Kristina. We will see what we can do :wink:
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