Every person has a different shape to their face with variations in bone structure, size and comfort levels. When you are shopping around for a new pair of ski goggles, you might begin to wonder exactly how to make sure that they fit you correctly. There are several things to consider when deciding on a new pair.
Starting with Comfort
Your goggles are there to help protect your vision, so they only work if you can stand to wear them. The first thing to think about is the type of cushioning that is built into yours.The cushioning should be well made and sturdy and yet provide enough comfort with pushing into your face. It should be thick enough to prevent pinching but still be able to provide you with the anti fogging protection that you will need. Many times the padding will also assist with preventing slippage.
Some Common Issues
- Pressure on the outer eye socket or pinching in the temple is caused by a frame that is too narrow. You should look for a wider one.
- Pinching on the bridge of the nose is solved by either tightening the strap or going with a smaller frame so that they don’t slip so far down.
- If you have gapping at the bridge of your nose then try to loosen your strap a bit. If this doesn’t solve the problem then it means that you need to find a larger bridge.
Today’s manufacturers have started taking different facial characteristics more seriously when they are designing goggles. For instance, Oakley makes the Crowbar, which is specifically designed with an Asian craniofacial structure in mind. This type of construction can make it much easier for you to find the right kind for you.
Different Types to Look at
Since everyone has a different size and shape to their face, goggles can be broken up into several specific categories to make shopping for the right pair more simple. Here are the main kinds available.
Over the glass: These are made to enable you to continue wearing your prescription glasses underneath them. You don’t have to sacrifice your vision or your glasses anymore!
Adult: These are made for men and women both, they are just the normal style of goggles and some will be smaller or larger than others.
Kids: This type of eye protection is designed to be smaller and narrower for children’s faces.
Alternative fit: A style frames are also referred to as Asian fit. They have a deepened nose bridge and a reduced curvature to lessen the pressure on the temples.
Make Sure Your Eyes are Safe
No matter how difficult it might seem to find a pair of goggles that are going to be comfortable, you can rest assured that there are more than enough styles out there to find the right one for you. Whether you wear glasses, have large facial features, are very petite or if you are looking at taking the kids on their first ski trip, designers have put a lot of work into making new styles to protect every kind of face.