Ski goggles protection of your eyes

Ski Goggles or Snow Goggles are a pair of goggles with a darkened lens worn to protect the eyes from harsh sunlight and wind while skiing, snowboarding, sledging etc. In addition to protecting your eyes from debris, they keep them from tearing in high-wind environments when flying down the mountain. They can come in single lenses or double lenses or have an added interchangeable lens that can be changed out depending on environmental conditions – i.e.: brighter/cloudy day, sunny conditions vs. overcast conditions, etc… Ski goggles generally fit more snugly to reduce pressure on the nose and face which allows for better peripheral vision since there is no frame blocking it. The top portion commonly has a strap that goes around the back of the head for added support. There are both FEMALE specific goggles and MALE specific goggles (heavier, wider strap/headband, etc…) Ski Goggles typically come in a variety of colours with classic black being the most popular however they also come in more flashy neon colours – i.e.: red, blue, pink etc…

Reason to Wear ski goggles

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Most ski goggles have an elastic band that goes around each ear which can be tightened or loosened depending on fit preference. The band then meets at the back of the head where there is usually a small plastic clasp that snaps together to hold it all together. Additionally, many people like to wear a hat(s) over their ski goggles so keep this in mind when tightening the band.

Cleaning of your ski goggles

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Ski Goggles can be cleaned by using a soft cloth (i.e.: shirt) and rubbing alcohol mixed with water to remove any dirt/residue build up over time. While most lenses are made of plastic they may seem like glass thus rendering them susceptible to scratching if not treated properly – use caution! Additionally, make sure to thoroughly dry off your goggles before locking down the clasp on the back of your head, this will prevent rusting over time.

Choosing a ski goggle

Style & Fit: After choosing whether you’d prefer Adult or Youth sizing you’ll need to consider how the goggles fit on your face; i.e.: tight or loose? If you’re constantly adjusting your goggles then they may not provide the comfort level preferred (which is essential for all-day wear). Softer foam can be more comfortable but it can also make them bulkier. Many models now offer interchangeable face gaskets which allow for tighter fits without pinching the skin; however, face fit preference is still subjective; i.e.: Some adults with large noses prefer a looser/straighter strap while others enjoy a tighter fit around their nose.

Lens: Ski Goggle lenses come in a variety of styles and colours to reduce glare and enhance contrast depending on environmental conditions – i.e.: sunny vs. cloudy days, white snow vs. blue sky vs dark trees etc… Lens colour is subjective however most people prefer a lens that reduces/blocks blue light (due to their long wavelength) which can create an overall grey appearance in contrast with the white snow. The darker pink or red the lens, the more it absorbs/filters blue light; i.e.: rose lenses are very popular for this reason. Additionally, many ski goggles come with interchangeable lenses (i.e.: rose vs clear) so you can use them all year round when conditions change constantly depending on weather conditions and time of day – i.e.: morning fog vs noonday sun etc…

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