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user123454321 Sun 02-Jun-19 10:19:36

What do people do? DS wears glasses. It's not a strong prescription and he can go a few hours fine without them. But all day skiing I think is too much and I don't want to risk headaches. I don't really want to buy prescription sunglasses and prescription goggles though for the amount they'll be worn?

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winterisstillcoming Sun 02-Jun-19 10:24:35

My husband wears disposable contact lenses.

Todayissunny Sun 02-Jun-19 10:26:31

Mine wears goggles over glasses.

yoursworried Sun 02-Jun-19 10:26:33

I don't know if they still do but until recently Asda did prescription sunglasses for £15. I would do that or get some daily disposable contacts if he's old enough

PetraDelphiki Sun 02-Jun-19 10:34:34

Look for prescription goggle inserts - they are cheaper on line you just have to lie about his age! Dd has those and contact Lenses for choice!

TheStakeIsNotThePower Sun 02-Jun-19 10:37:23

3 of us wear glasses in our family and we were all comfortable with goggles over glasses.

stucknoue Sun 02-Jun-19 10:39:30

Goggles over glasses, I got prescription sunglasses when I got new glasses 2 for 1 deal

TheSmallAssassin Sun 02-Jun-19 10:43:55

Prescription sunglasses are a right pain, you have to keep swapping between pairs when you go indoors, or the sun goes in.

user123454321 Sun 02-Jun-19 12:49:55

Do goggles over glasses not make glasses steam up?

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Pineappleunder Mon 03-Jun-19 22:48:57

You can get helmets with visors which work well with glasses in all weather.
Will he be skiing with you? If he puts his glasses in during drink stops and lunch I imagine all will be fine.

IrenetheQuaint Mon 03-Jun-19 22:52:25

Goggles over glasses are totally fine in my experience.

Thethingswedoforlove Mon 03-Jun-19 22:54:29

Another one who says goggles over glasses. Dd1 (a glassed wearer since age 4) has been skiing since she was 8 (now has completed 7 weeks of skiing) and always always wears goggle over glasses with no steamy problems at all

kittykarate Fri 07-Jun-19 15:48:18

My husband does goggles over glasses - he never complains about steaming up the glasses. If you think about it, steaming up is generally caused by moisture and a large temperature difference between the front and back surfaces. So goggles over glasses you'd still have the trapped moisture if you have a sweaty face (I do sad ) but the glasses wouldn't be exposed to the outside air, so the front and back of the lens should be pretty much the same temperature.

Just need to check the fit before you buy goggles.

newmumwithquestions Fri 07-Jun-19 15:52:12

I wear daily disposable contact lenses for snow sports

ImMeantToBeWorking Tue 18-Jun-19 17:08:15

I second goggles over glasses. Bring him with you to make sure they fit OK.

Contacts if he is old enough.

RottnestFerry Tue 18-Jun-19 17:14:17

Goggles over glasses. I usually just wear my everyday specs (with Transitions XTRActive lenses) unless conditions are bad.

fluffiphlox Tue 18-Jun-19 17:17:56

I struggle with goggles over glasses. Too steamy. I don’t have much of a nose so the bridge of the goggles squashes my nostrils. I can’t wear contacts so it has been an utter revelation to have a helmet with a visor.

swimwithaview Fri 05-Jul-19 10:01:33

I've wondered about a visor. Do they steam up themselves? Any other downsides?

NCTDN Mon 22-Jul-19 06:41:24

Any particular make of goggles that you recommend?

BikeRunSki Mon 22-Jul-19 06:51:41

Most goggle brands make one or more styles with “OTG comparability”. OTG stands for “Over the Glasses” - comparability usually means that the giggles are a bit deeper and better ventilated to prevent steaming up. Oakley, Giro and Bolle do OTG styles, I am sure others do.

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