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Prescription Inserts for Goggles

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chivdog wrote:
@SlipnSlide, yes, for some reason known only to my optometrist I can't wear them.



I had an optician who told me I could never wear contact lenses, and got quite shirty with me about it. He told me I could go elsewhere if I wanted contacts as he wouldn't fit them.

So I did. Another optician said there was no reason why I couldn't have them, and 12 years later I still wear them most days with no ill effects. All I'm saying is, it might be worth a second opinion. You could get dailies and just wear them for sports.
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I tried contacts multiple times over the last 10 years and never found the combination that was sufficiently stable (I have astigmatism so the lens needs to not rotate), comfortable enough to wear all day and good vision.
Had my sight test in December and enquired whether there had been any new products on the market that might work. There were some new daily lenses out, had a trial and I'm a convert, perfect for skiing (glasses still slightly better for working on a computer though, and at 50 quid a month I don't really want to wear contacts every day). Have used them for one ski holiday already, as well as several times at Hemel, worked really well.
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Any recommendations here besides inserts? Tried them out but were uncomfortable.
Anyone tried prescription goggles? ([url=]www.snowvision.net[/url])
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^Get a helmet with a built in visor, preferably with interchangeable visors types (low light and sun). Got one this season and problems with glasses resolved instantly, no fogging, can use own glasses etc..
Prescription inserts are a waste of money and I expect prescription goggles are expensive.
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MikeM wrote:
^Get a helmet with a built in visor, preferably with interchangeable visors types (low light and sun). Got one this season and problems with glasses resolved instantly, no fogging, can use own glasses etc..
Prescription inserts are a waste of money and I expect prescription goggles are expensive.


My wife has one of these and it's utterly useless when the snow is getting blown about .

Why are inserts "a waste of money " ? " I expect prescription goggles are expensive"

I expect buying a helmet with a visor and a second additional visor is expensive too.
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MikeM wrote:
Prescription inserts are a waste of money and I expect prescription goggles are expensive.


Why? I've never had issue with mine nor are they uncomfortable?
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I've used prescription inserts for over 10 years. Get along just fine with them.
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MikeM wrote:
^Get a helmet with a built in visor, preferably with interchangeable visors types (low light and sun). Got one this season and problems with glasses resolved instantly, no fogging, can use own glasses etc.....

I stopped wearing my prescription glasses while skiing, as I occasionally "fall over" - and so wanted to avoid damaging either glasses or face. Very Happy
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Roguevfr wrote:
I expect buying a helmet with a visor and a second additional visor is expensive too.


Got mine for £60 with two visors, low light and sun. Worked fine in both conditions.
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albob wrote:
Subtle SPAM..? (by javaro)

Damn... probably true, well and truly suckered into that one Sad
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FWIW I have tried the following:

Daily Lenses + Goggles - Best snow experience, but I struggled getting the lenses out at night, and ended up with 2 stuck round the back of my eyeball.
Visor Helmet and glasses - Disaster. Airflow is pants through the visor and the glasses steam up.
OTG & glasses - same as Visor helmet.
Goggles with prescription inserts - does not mist up, and visibility is excellent when looking forwards, so would recommend for skiing.
Though as I mainly board, and am looking sideways most of the time, you get a big blind spot and its hard to tell how far away you are from things on the periphery of your field of view. It's manageable, but challenging at first.
Prescription Sunnies - Great apart from bad weather, whereupon I don the goggles with inserts and head home.
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I've been using this season, when conditions demand, goggles that are not prescription, and goggles that do have prescription inserts, they are sealed unit in with built-in varifocal lenses as well that avoid the nightmare of misting and fogging up by not using stand-alone optical frame inserts.

For me a lens that is varifocal is a must, especially when WhatsApping mates telling them about what great conditions they are missing Laughing





And a more detailed review here

https://www.stylealtitude.com/prescription-ski-goggles.html

Though I have to say that I use my prescription wrap around Bolles 90% of the time, again with varifocal lenses
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albob wrote:
Subtle SPAM..? (by javaro)
That's what I thought but was surprised by @MikeM's comment so was curious as to why.
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 Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
the post resurrecting this thread is probably spam
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Apologies too, did not see the Javaro post, ironic in that it was snow-vision I now see rolling eyes
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MikeM wrote:
Roguevfr wrote:
I expect buying a helmet with a visor and a second additional visor is expensive too.


Got mine for £60 with two visors, low light and sun. Worked fine in both conditions.


I suppose £60 is cheap ish, but equipment is available at all price points. Just as some people are happy with goggles from lidl for a tenner, and some will only use those at £200 +

Like I said, my wife has one, her is a Dainese which cost considerably more than £60 with a single visor , and is useless under wind blown snow conditions.
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