Ski goggles use a soft frame and an elastic band to hold the position of the goggles while moving at fast speeds. The soft frame creates a seal that prevents ice and snow from entering the goggles.
There are a variety of lenses available for ski goggles. Most lenses are made of a polycarbonate material that is shatter resistant and durable.
Lens color is an important part of selecting ski goggles. A polarized lens is comfortable and cuts glare, but it also interferes with vision of ice, which can be dangerous while skiing. Orange and yellow tinted lenses provide maximum visibility.
When purchasing ski goggles, consider buying a lens with UV protection. Also look for scratch resistant and anti-fogging lenses.
Besides being an important piece of safety equipment, ski goggles make skiing more comfortable and can improve vision while on the snow.
Article Written By Zach Lazzari
Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Colorado-mountain-adventure.com. Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.