Ski Goggles what is the best lens filter and is it Cylindrical or Spherical lenses
Good vision is one of the most important things when taking part in any sport. None more so than Skiing, being able to judge the undulations in the surface of the snow is what keeps you upright. Not being able to see well never ends pretty. There are 3 parts to choosing a ski goggle. See our full range of goggles HERE
Size and Fit: today you can buy goggles in many different sizes. We have 5 different sizes on our site, ranging from sledging goggles for babies. 3 sizes of junior goggles a ladies range and comprehensive range of unisex and men’s goggles
Lens filter: Getting the right filter is important; you need to be able to see well in both bright and dull conditions. The fact is that light conditions can change very quickly high in the mountains. You can get a single lens that can change with the different light conditions. At UK eyewear we offer 2 options a photochromic lens and the Uvex LCD lens that changes from bright to dull conditions in just the blink of an eye. These types of lens are the most expensive and if you ski well and regularly they are a great choice. The next level is a 2 lenses system, a single mask frame with 2 different lenses to select from. Again we offer a choice we offer the Adidas Progressor with its 2 pod system and the Red Bull Magnetron were you simple take off the bright conditions lens that is held in place by magnets and exchange it for the low light lens, both lenses are included in the list price. Next level down again is a ski goggle with a fixed lens, the trick here is to choose the right lens for the conditions of the day and how do you really know that, carry 2 goggles? Well if you are going to carry a single goggle then my advice is that you take a low light intermediate goggle and lens. You will know doubt be carrying a pair of sunglasses use them for the bright conditions. A ski goggle really comes into its own in poor conditions and low light. You will need all the features of a ski goggle in these conditions. One of the best single lens ski goggle is made by Adidas and the lens technology is called LST it is a light tuned Cat2 lens and it really does work.
You might now be asking yourself, what is a spherical lens. Something not so commonly talked about is the shape of ski goggle lenses. There are 2 types Cylindrical and Spherical
Spherical: A spherical lens is curved both vertically and horizontally much the same as your eye. You need to be sure it is a high quality lens to avoid any peripheral distortion.
Cylindrical: A cylindrical lens curves only on the horizontal plain the surface is flat and follows the curve of the goggle. These lenses are more common and offer good all round vision, you will always be safe buying a goggle with a cylindrical lens.
UK Eyewear specialise in prescription ski goggles if you require a performance ski goggle only. You can check right out, if you require a prescription insert or pair of lenses. Simply click the Add Prescription button on the product page.
If you live in or around the Manchester area, why not call into our showroom. You can try all the goggles we have mentioned in this article and a great deal more. Need help or advise, we are always happy to help.
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