Skiing goggles generally provide a tint which blocks ultraviolet rays, keeping eyes safe from corneal sunburn.
Ski goggles protect eyes from wind and snow, which can become abrasive on windy days or when traveling at high speed.
In snow-covered environments, sunlight not only comes down from above, but reflects upwards from the snow beneath you. Goggles encapsulate the eyes to protect glare from all angles.
Since fogging can be a problem for some goggles, be sure to find goggles with an anti-fog treatment and an effective venting system.
Goggles can range in cost from as low as $3 to well over $400, and oftentimes you get what you pay for. Make sure you know what features you're buying when purchasing a pair of goggles.
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," uncooped.com, and Trails.com, 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.