The Purpose of Snow Goggles

The Purpose of Snow Goggles
Anyone who spends a fair amount of time in the snow knows that snow goggles are an essential piece of gear. Whether you're snowboarding, skiing or mountain climbing, a pair of snow goggles provides comfort and safety from the dangers of a snowy environment.

Blocking Ultraviolet Rays

Snow goggles block ultraviolet rays from the sun, preventing snowblindness, which is essentially a corneal sunburn.

Wind Protection

When skiing or snowboarding, goggles protect eyes from wind when traveling at high speeds.

Blocking Debris

In addition to blocking the sun's glare, snow goggles also protect eyes from snow sprays or an errant tree branch.

Blocking Glare

A good pair of snow goggles protects eyes from not only the sun's glare from above, but also the reflective glare from the snow on the ground.

Impact Protection

Snow goggles serve to protect the eyes and provide some cushion in the event of a skiing or snowboarding collision.


Article Written By Billy Brown

Billy Brown is an outdoor sports writer living in Northern California. An avid rock climber and trail runner, he's been writing about outdoor activities, fitness and gear since 2005. He regularly contributes to "The Record Searchlight,", and, as well as other print and online publications. Brown holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Simpson University and is a NASM-certified personal trainer.

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