For those who require corrected vision, the normal sunglasses and goggles rules may not apply. Bolle offers a variety of products and tips for those with corrective vision needs. The Bolle Sport Optical System is for the eye glass wearer who desires the function and look of sport sunglasses.
SPORT OPTICAL SYSTEM
- This is a sleek, wrap around, multi-sport family of shields with a unique prescription capability.
- A removable adapter fits neatly behind the shield lens and accommodates an optical prescription from +3.00D to -6.00D.
- The Sport Optical System includes an extra plain nose piece so the user can either use the optical insert or a plain nosepiece if they want to wear contact lenses with the product.
- With goggles if glasses are worn, we are introducing an extra set of lenses into the equation. If contacts are worn, we may have to increase or decrease the amount of ventilation.
Following are some tips that may be some help to you.
GOGGLES OVER GLASSES
- Bolle offers the X9 Over Glasses and the Bolle Goggles Boost Over The Glasses (Youth) in the Bolle Goggle Collection that feature side cut outs in the foam to accommodate eyewear temples and features a super over the glass lens that protrudes out from the goggle frame and allows a wide variety of frame sizes to fit comfortably behind the goggle.
- Try to use polycarbonate in your glasses as opposed to glass. In its natural state polycarbonate is more fog resistant than glass.
- Use nylon frames as opposed to metal. A cold metal frame can cause a cold lens, place this in a warm goggle and you have a good possibility of fogging.
- Use an anti-fog coating solution on the lenses of your glasses. Rarely will your goggles fog.
- Put your goggles on just prior to leaving the lodge, this will keep the lenses from getting cold.
- Putting cold lenses in a warm goggle can cause fogging. It’s best to keep everything at the same temperature.
- Ventilation is critical to fog free vision. Make sure to check your goggle vents periodically to make sure snow is not building up and blocking ventilation. Goggles vent by drawing air in the top vent and out the bottom vent. Anything blocking the top or bottom vents can prevent this air flow.
GOGGLES OVER CONTACTS
Here are some tips to help contact lens wearers optimize their sports performance and get the most benefit from goggles when wearing contact lenses.
- Wear your goggles as much as possible. The heat and perspiration generated by your body creates a nice humid environment that will keep your lenses moist. Removing your goggles exposes them to cold, dry air.
- Eye Drops. If you still have problems with your lenses drying, try putting drops in at the bottom of the run, this will usually keep enough moisture in your lens to make it to the bottom.
- Blink. Sounds simple but most people stare for long periods of time when they ski, their concentration being so intense. If you blink occasionally, you can help your eyes keep your lenses moist.
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