13 years ago
Anonymous

Snowboarding or Skiing with Sunglasses ?

I am going snowboarding tomorrow and I am trying to decide whether or not I should wear my sunglasses or not. They are Oakleys around 80 dollars, so they're nice. I also wear contacts, this is the first time I will be snowboarding with them in, so I don't want them to get all dry. Good idea to wear the sunglasses? I know the best idea would be to get goggles, but I dont wana go and spend 60$+ on goggles when I am only going snowboarding once or twice. Also, I am a beginner, so I will be falling a lot...
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13 years ago
Karyn
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Some snowboarders/skiers wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from the glare of the sun but goggles would be a better choice. If you are going to take it easy with the snowboarding I don't think you have to worry about breaking them, losing contacts, and so on. But if you know that you are going to try move advanced moves then see if you can borrow goggles from a friend. You did say you were a beginner so it depends on how much you want to go for it.
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5 years ago
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6 years ago
Anonymous
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13 years ago
redstapler52
I always wear contacts skiing and rarely use goggles. I've never had a problem with them drying out or falling out after a spill. Just don't rub too hard if you get snow in your eyes. Glasses are a bad idea in place if contacts because you'll likely break those. Going without any sort of corrective Lens is worse though, you'll likely miss a bump or hit a rut and go flying. You can pick up cheap goggles for $20-$25 from a sporting goods store. You're likely to pay more at a resort so pick them up ahead of time. Eye drops are also pretty cheap if you're worried about it, $7 for re-wetting drops for contacts.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
If you're like me, and you are utterly blind when you're not wearing your glasses or contacts, I would suggest that you wear your contacts, but get a pair of goggles. I ALWAYS wear my contacts riding and I've never had a problem when I wear them and my goggles, but if you're just wearing sunglasses, your eyes could get pretty dry. You can try wearing your glasses under a pair of goggles, i've seen people do that, but I personally find it unbearably uncomfortable. You don't have to spend ridiculous amounts of money on goggles either - ski shops sometimes have last years stock on discount, i got a great pair of Smiths for $40 last year and i love them. or you can look at used ones too, you can usually find some for cheap on kijiji.com or craigslist.com good luck:)
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13 years ago
Smeethu
Don't wear your contacts or sunglasses. Chances are your sunglasses will get smashed, so those are out. And you have to wear sunglasses to wear contacts while snowboarding, so you can't wear those either. Maybe don't even wear glasses, depending on your eyesight.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
Don't go wearing contacts. It is too easy to lose them or damage your eyes in a spill. You will need sunglasses on a bright day.
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