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Old 06-12-2005, 04:02 PM
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Eye Glasses

So what do folks do about eye glasses when skiing? If I take mine off I can't see worth a hoot. If I use a sports strap and leave them on I can see better, but I tend not to ski as aggressively (for fear of a bad spill and losing my glasses.)

I am considering prescription eye goggles and thought I would check to see what others do. What works? What doesn't?
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Old 06-12-2005, 04:59 PM
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Contacts. I used to wear swim goggles with the contacts, but got to where I could keep my eyes mostly closed getting up.


I would love to get the surgery, maybe in a year or so.
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:08 PM
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See?? Who needs to see..


I just dont use my glasses when skiing..
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Old 06-12-2005, 07:53 PM
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Actually, I'm Boatwake's wife. I'm pretty much blind without my contacts and hate slaloming when I can't see, so I wear cheap sunglasses with a croakie to keep them from falling off, and ski with my contacts on. The cheap sunglasses keep the spray out of my eyes and also reduce the glare. Now, if it would just stop raining in ATL, we could get back on the lake....there was better skiing this February!

Alternatively, you can sometimes find prescription swim goggles (in x50 increments). We found a pair for under $20 a few years ago. They look kinda goofy, but they work.
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Old 06-16-2005, 05:43 PM
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My wife used to wear rec specs made her look like a nerd and we all let her know it too, good thing she's a good sport about it.
She had the lasik surgery and all has been great since then. She has no complaints and said she wished they would have had the procedure sooner, that was eight years ago.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:15 PM
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A buddy of mine used to buy the lightest cutting torch glasses he could find, and put a croakie on them. $10.00 sunglasses that were pretty-much bulletproof & splash proof. Worked good for him. Of course, he was legally blind (only had night vision) - so does that even count?
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Old 07-12-2005, 09:01 AM
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So what do folks do about eye glasses when skiing? If I take mine off I can't see worth a hoot. If I use a sports strap and leave them on I can see better, but I tend not to ski as aggressively (for fear of a bad spill and losing my glasses.)

I am considering prescription eye goggles and thought I would check to see what others do. What works? What doesn't?
I have had the same problem. After years of frustration and lost glasses, I found the perfect solution. Go to the web site www.sportspex.com. This guy does prescription lenses in goggles that are guranteed to float. Between tubing, boarding, and slalom, I have face planted more than I care to admit, but never lost the goggles. They're always floating nearby when I come up for air. I've had two pairs (needed the second wen Rx changed). It's great to be able to see, and not worry about losing the glasses.
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