Ski goggles provide protection for the face as well as for the eyes; thus, many are large, covering most of the upper portion of the face. They can, however, be smaller and less obtrusive. Regardless of their size, the goggles are designed to fit snugly around the eye area, preventing wind, snow and ice from penetrating and interfering with vision. The lens area is intentionally large so you have a wide field of view and good peripheral vision.
Many ski goggle frames are made of softer, more flexible materials than traditional eyeglass or sunglass frames. Nylon, rubber and propionate are popular because they hold their shape, do not become brittle in the cold and tend not to injure the face if you should fall or impact an object while travelling at high speed. Many goggle styles are held in place on the head with a large, thick strap designed to make sure that the eye protection stays in place no matter how rigorous your activities become.
To discuss the right sports eye wear for you, pop into Specs of Kensington and one of our professional dispensing opticians will guide through our selection of frames making sure that you get the perfect pair of sporting eyewear for your face shape and life style. You can also book an eye test to see whether your prescription has changed.