Over the glasses goggles (that actually work)?

Tony S

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Lifelong glasses wearer. Lasik not an option. Goggles and sunglasses ALWAYS an issue. I didn't like the inserts. A couple years ago I finally forced myself over several hurdles and went with single vision distance contacts + reading glasses, like mdf and the Grumps. It's far from a perfect solution, but, like Democracy, it's better than the alternatives. At least for me. (Constantly reaching for the readers is a huge pain.) I only wear them when skiing, and sometimes cycling.
 

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Lifelong glasses wearer. Lasik not an option. Goggles and sunglasses ALWAYS an issue. I didn't like the inserts. A couple years ago I finally forced myself over several hurdles and went with single vision distance contacts + reading glasses, like mdf and the Grumps. It's far from a perfect solution, but, like Democracy, it's better than the alternatives. At least for me. (Constantly reaching for the readers is a huge pain.) I only wear them when skiing, and sometimes cycling.
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I wear nothing but Smith Turbo Fans.
I have for years. Like so many years I can't count.
That little fan makes a huge difference but you still need to keep them on as much as possible and keep the climate between your face and the goggle lens consistent.
I would wear my contacts but they just get so dry so fast.
I've had fan goggles on paintball masks and off-road motorcycle goggles for years and years and years.
You just can't be the air flow.
 

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I think the Smith Turbo Fan is now just a fond memory. I don't see them in the current Smith line up.

When I got my first helmet with visor vents I found that I used the fan much less often. The vents pull air through the goggles and do a good job of keeping the eyeglasses fog free. Also a big help to keep the glass clear is to try to avoid sweating. Layer up, but not too much. And, I know, some people will just sweat no matter what. I refer back to the Julbo SuperFlow vent system goggles.
 

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Lasik is a no go for me. I checked into it years ago. My close up vision is perfect so Lasik would make it impossible for me to see close up. I don't want to lose the ability to read or to see peoples faces close up. I wear contacts and carry reading glasses like many others here. I am planning to try the goggle inserts as soon as my current supply of contacts runs out. Personally, I never could find a pair of goggles I like on top of glasses.
 

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So I decided to try a visor helmet after all. We'll see how it goes. I picked up the Atomic linked below which has two positions, one of which is for glasses that allows the visor to sit 8mm further away from my face. If the visor doesn't work you can take it off and just use goggles. One thing for certain, it's one of the most comfortable helmets I've ever worn and snugs down very nicely. I picked up a low light visor to go with the one that comes with it.

Edit: I've read mixed things about how well it performs when it snows but I've decided that on those days I'll just use my current helmet and goggles combo. So starts my helmet quiver ;)

 
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I think the Smith Turbo Fan is now just a fond memory. I don't see them in the current Smith line up.

When I got my first helmet with visor vents I found that I used the fan much less often. The vents pull air through the goggles and do a good job of keeping the eyeglasses fog free. Also a big help to keep the glass clear is to try to avoid sweating. Layer up, but not too much. And, I know, some people will just sweat no matter what. I refer back to the Julbo SuperFlow vent system goggles.
And it seems maybe the IO/X has gone away as well? If so, I guess I better get a few spare lenses.
 

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Just wondering how much of your face is covered while you ski. You need to have your breath blow away from your face and not get blocked by some face covering.

Next week will be my first time wearing glasses under my goggles. I just bought new Glade goggles, because of the great rating they got in Ski Magazine. I'll try and remember to report back on how they perform.
 

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For the record, I purchased Glade Fathom+ goggles on-line direct from them. Received a nice “Thank You” email from them. As well as a follow-up when the goggles shipped. The goggles came with two lenses, one for low light.
 

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Lifelong glasses wearer. Lasik not an option. Goggles and sunglasses ALWAYS an issue. I didn't like the inserts. A couple years ago I finally forced myself over several hurdles and went with single vision distance contacts + reading glasses, like mdf and the Grumps. It's far from a perfect solution, but, like Democracy, it's better than the alternatives. At least for me. (Constantly reaching for the readers is a huge pain.) I only wear them when skiing, and sometimes cycling.
I am similar, wear both contacts with also glasses for reading and a bit of distance/stigmatism correction. Had a pair of OTG goggles a long time ago that worked, but never could find anything since, so I just ski without the glasses or wear prescription sunglasses in the spring.
 
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I was about to start ordering different styles from amazon and just keep ordering and returning until the right ones came along. Now I dont have to because I came across a pair of SPY brand at costco. Came with a low light orange lens and a darker grey lens (interchangeable). Just had to trim a little bit of foam where the glasses cut out is and my 5.4" wide frame fits in great. All for 39.00.
 

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Day one today. I'll say I get a reflection of my glasses frame inside the goggles. But as the light got lower, that seemed to go away. Rain is coming tomorrow after noon time, I'll see if there's less reflection tomorrow.
 

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Not OTG, but a couple of my ski buds have prescription lens inserts for ski goggles and really like them. They fit inside any goggle with little spring arms to keep them in place. Apparently less fogging than with glasses under goggles. My wife got a pair last year. They all got them through their optometrist, but it looks like you could order them yourself if you have your prescription.

I don't know the brand they all got, but here's one search brought up:

I have these and absolutely love them. Never fog up, and you can barely tell there are glasses under them. Not really cheap, but what about skiing is?
 
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