Bolle Tips for Wearing Goggles over Corrective Eyewear

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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.


– 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.


– 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.


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.

You might also be interested in our related post, Spotlight on Bolle Sunglasses. Also, see our prescription swim goggles and ski goggles, Over Glasses Sunglasses pages.

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  • lsouthwick
    May 8, 2008

    I spoke with Bolle and found two model of ski goggles that are designed for children.
    Bolle Goggles Stoke – designed for children ages 3-8 years
    Bolle Goggles Boost designed for children ages 6 12 years
    Both of these models can have a prescription adapter added. The cost for the goggle varies depending on lens options. The rx adapter is $29.99. I would recommend a polycarbonate lens for your child. (Polycarbonate Benefits & Features)
    For tennis and gymnastics, I would recommend Rec Specs. This collection is designed for athletics and has several different styles just for children.
    If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Candace at 1-800-248-9427 x 221 for further assistance.

  • patty lane
    May 6, 2008

    Can anyone help me find ski goggles for a four year old? She wears glasses and I do not think she will tolerate goggles over glasses. Is it possible to get prescription goggles?

    Also looking for some cute sport glasses for tennis and gymnastics?

  • Richard Burckhardt
    January 9, 2008

    As a follow-up, Karen at Wiley X says that the SG-1 would probably be your best bet, but she would need to know your complete description including pupil distance to know for sure. You can call her at 800.543.4216 if you would like to talk to her.

  • Richard Burckhardt
    December 26, 2007

    We have a person who specializes in military tactical protective eyewear that will be able to answer this for you, but unfortunately they are out of the office until just after the holidays. We will be able to give you specifics next week if that is alright with you. I apologize for the delay in the response.

    In the meantime, one possibility is the use of prescription sports glasses which are held in place with elastic rather than arm pieces such as the Rec Specs Raptor or some of the other Rec Specs sports eyeglasses and goggles models.

  • Shaheem
    December 26, 2007

    I am a military staff. My both eyes have -2.5D. During the time of riots, I should wear helmets which include the face protecter. It is difficult for me to wear eyeglass at this times. Is there anything I can use at this time. Or is there anything that can inserted into the helmet’s face protecting shield.

  • Jennifer
    December 12, 2007

    The best lens colors you will want to focus on are the Vermillion and Vermillion Gun. The only difference between these two lens colors is that the Vermillion Gun has a flash mirror coating. These 2 lens colors will give you the best clarity while wearing your contact lenses. The Citrus color will work well also, but the Vermillion and Vermillion Gun are all-purpose lenses that would be my #1 recommendation.

    None of the Bolle goggles should obstruct your peripheral vision, but something to keep in mind is which ones will fit you the best. The goggles that will give you the best fit are Scream, X9, Simmer, Quasar D8, Quasar, Showtime, and Nova. All of these goggles are designed so that if you would like to wear a helmet with them, you can do so, but you do not have to.

    Another suggestion, if you would like to have your prescription inserted into the lens of the goggles, you can do so with all of these goggles as well. You will simply need to purchase the goggle and RX adapter and give us your prescription information.

    Please let us know how we can be of further service to you.

  • John F. Gerlach
    December 9, 2007

    What is your recommendation as to the best goggle for a contact lens wearer? I am 6’3″ – 195 lbs.
    Looking for all purpose lens with excellent peripheral vision.

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