Below you will find frequently asked questions about our SK-X system.
“I don’t need prescription eyewear because I hardly ever go skiing.”
More than one in three alpine winter athletes who usually wear glasses every day enjoy the ski slopes without using prescription eyewear. Such an approach is not only dangerous to them but to all winter sports enthusiasts on the slopes.
“I only have one or two diopters; is this really necessary?”
Our brain’s permanent compensation and “processing” effort to turn two slightly blurred images into one hopefully sharp picture is very exhausting. In consequence, the risk of injury is much higher and we get tired much sooner.
“I only go skiing in good weather when I see everything soon enough.”
About 80 percent of all skiing accidents happen due to errors in perception. If you need glasses and refrain from using prescription eyewear when skiing, your three-dimensional vision might be considerably impaired. This means that you cannot correctly reckon speeds or distances anymore and are much more prone to errors even in excellent weather.
“Will I get used to the large prescription lenses?”
The large, slightly curved lenses improve your peripheral vision and, therefore, your coordination skills. Nevertheless, we recommend all our customers to take it slow and stay alert when using our goggles for the first time. Your brain might need some time to correctly deal with the new information.
“But then I still need my normal glasses for inside the ski lodge?”
Yes, but the same was true for ski helmets five years ago and you would have refused to wear such an annoying thing. Still, ski helmets have caught on as quite popular safety tools. The same will happen with our glazed prescription ski goggles. In addition, they also reduce the risk of injury in skiing accidents compared to wearing standard glasses under ski goggles or the helmet visor.
“I only go skiing two weeks per year. That’s not worth the trouble.”
If your standard glasses were damaged in a skiing accident, it would probably cost more to repair or replace them than buying a set of glazed prescription ski goggles you can use for several seasons.
“What about the issue of ski goggles fogging up?”
The direct integration of prescription lenses in your ski goggles generally solves this problem. Nevertheless, the main issue is the level of humidity under your ski goggles. This determines whether ski goggles keep fogging up or not – no matter whether you have prescription lenses or conventional goggles.
“Do I also need to change my ski goggles every time my prescription changes?”
Even if you do not change your glazed prescription ski goggles every time your prescription changes, you are still safer on the slope than without any prescription eyewear at all. It is possible to replace the prescription lenses, though.