Visibility has been an issue for skiers since we began sliding down snowy hills with sticks attached to our feet. Nobody knows this better than the skier who can’t wear their contacts whilst shredding.
So in order to bust out of the OTG or ‘Over The Glasses’ lenses that accommodate eyeglasses underneath goggles, SportRX is working to innovate in a marketplace that hasn’t seen much progression in the last decade. By providing prescription inserts, SportRX claims to eliminate the need to ever wear glasses under goggles again while also boasting ultimate anti-fogging performance.
“No more awkwardly shoving your regular prescription glasses underneath your snow goggles. No more crashing on the mountain and breaking your only pair of Rx glasses as you throw a yard sale.”
This morning, we took the goggles out for a spin at Steamboat Resort and our tester said that while he would probably not switch from contacts to SportRX anytime soon, he can imagine those who wear glasses to like the idea. The inserts fit seamlessly into the interior of a multitude of goggle frames from POC > Smith, not to mention providing a wide range of optical clarity.
The one negative piece of feedback was the distance between the eye and the insert creates a miniscule, ‘fish-bowl’ effect that our tester said takes some gettting used to. But if you’re one of those people who can’t wear contacts when riding– these are a potential solution.