If you wear prescription glasses and enjoy skiing, then it is important to know how to wear ski goggles over glasses. Prescription goggles are pricey and if you do not live next to a ski resort, they may not be worth the price. Some people will make do without their glasses when they ski but obviously this can be dangerous. Wearing your goggles over your glasses is an easy alternative.
To wear ski goggles over glasses, you will need:
- Ski goggles
- Anti-fog solution
- Materials involved. To wear ski goggles over glasses, it helps if your glasses have plastic frames rather than metal ones. Metal frames get cold and can create fogging problems. Glass lenses also tend to fog easier than the polycarbonate ones. The size of your goggles is also dependant on the size of your glasses. If you are going to wear ski goggles over glasses, you will definitely have to try them on together at the store.
- Lens considerations. Depending upon your prescription and the atmospheric conditions on ski day, you may want to try different lens tints to enhance your vision. Some goggles like Oakley Crowbars have interchangeable lenses. Your optometrist can help you pick out a tint that works for your needs.
- Putting it all together. There is a very simple trick to keeping this setup fog free for your trip down the hill. All you need to do is to make sure your goggles and glasses are the same temperature before you go outside. So before you leave the lodge, apply the anti-fog to your glasses. Now put the glasses and goggles on and step outside to ski. This setup should remain fog free until you take your goggles off.