Having clear vision is extremely important during snowsports - here is a handy guide for protecting your eyes written by the experts at Snowvision
If you are like us then you enjoy going out there and experiencing nature on your skis. The thrill and adventure you get while skiing is unlike any other sport. In terms of equipment, there has been a big evolution recently, also for people with glasses looking for the perfect ski goggle. Protecting your eyes on the ski slopes is really crucial. There are many factors that could harm your eyes (snow, wind, cold, sun and glare). Next to that it is important to protect your eyes from the harmful UV-light, since you will be exposed to it because of the glare from the snow and the elevation. Proper eyesight is a major contributor for having a safe vacation on the slopes.
So before we investigate which prescription options there are, let's see what typical issues there are for skiing while wearing glasses.
The difficulties of skiing with glasses
Some of these difficulties are unfortunately only applicable for people with glasses. The most annoying one is obviously fogging. The glasses are exposed to a lot of moisture (from breathing) and a big difference in temperature (outside the goggle vs. inside). Also when taking a gondola or going in to a restaurant your glasses or goggle will fog up instantly.
What can you do to avoid goggle fogging?
- One of the things is to avoid moisture coming into your goggle. When you keep the foam of your goggles dry they will not fog up as easily. This is because once the foam becomes wet the moisture percentage in your goggle goes up and they will fog up much faster.
- A second element is keeping your breath away from your goggle, because it will add both heat and moisture to the environment in the goggle. When trying to avoid fog it is all about keeping the moisture and temperature of inside the goggle the same as outside.