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Googles and glasses for children

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FannyBazaar Thu 01-Nov-12 23:42:38

My DS is 7 and has been wearing glasses for a year now, mildly short sighted. Last winter he skied without glasses and just wore googles as he was not used to wearing the glasses all the time anyway. This year, he will be skiing more on blue runs and is used to wearing glasses, his prescription has also increased slightly.

It has just occurred to me that I will need to sort out something for him. Has anyone got any recommendations for over the glasses googles or other alternatives? Really do not want to splash out on anything expensive.

NellyJob Thu 01-Nov-12 23:44:00

i found some goggles that go over glasses at the same price as normal ones in one of the mainstream kind of shops.......

VivaLeBeaver Fri 02-Nov-12 15:02:48

DD has always worn glasses and googles. We've bought googles in resort, just ordinary ones and never had a problem finding ones that fit over her glasses. Never had to buy special goggles.

FannyBazaar Tue 06-Nov-12 20:37:31

Thanks Viva I'll try him out on getting his current googles on over the glasses and see how we get on. Just got new glasses so if they don't fit will also try old ones.

UniS Thu 08-Nov-12 19:15:02

I wear glasses. I have used "Over The Glasses" goggles , with a single skin lens and also "regular" goggles with a double skin lens... I'm not sure there is much difference in comfort. The difference is in steaming up. The regular ones didn't have such good ventilation and my glasses steamed up more than with the OTG set.

I'm planning on buying another pair of OTG goggles in resort this winter ( foam has perished on old set) . They are cheaper and there is more choice in resort than in the UK.

FannyBazaar Thu 08-Nov-12 22:52:47

Thanks UniS that is helpful. DS would be inclined to leave glasses and googles off if steaming up.

UniS Thu 08-Nov-12 22:59:52

You could start the week with his old goggles and see how he goes, getting OTG ones in resort if the regular ones steam up lots. IMHO a helmet makes the steam issue worse as there is even worse ventilation round the top of the goggles. Last year was the first year I wore a helmet... and I'm going to replace my OTGs this time after trying various combos of all the goggles the family own last year.

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