New Digital Lens Technology Improves Prescription Ski Goggles

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ADS Sports Eyewear will be using a new digital prescription lens design this ski season to improve vision for skiers who wear prescription eyewear. Digital technology recalculates the correction at every point on the lens to create a much larger area of perfect vision without the “fishbowl effect” traditionally associated with putting prescription lenses in a curved frame.

Prescription Ski Goggles

Smith Ski Goggles and Oakley Snow Goggles are two of the top-selling ski goggles on the market right now.

This digital technology is expected to have a major impact on skiers who rely on prescription eyewear... digital lenses provide sharper vision, a larger field of vision, and they are less likely to fog than standard eyewear.

Prescription Ski Goggles are now available with digitally surfaced lenses. Until recently the new digital designs could not be calculated all the way to the edge of a lens as large as a ski goggle insert. This new development is significant because the focus in a standard lens deteriorates quickly as the wearer looks away from the optical center. This peripheral distortion is often referred to as the “fishbowl effect”.

Digital lens technology recalculates the curve at every point on the lens. This creates a surface where every point on the lens directs light to where it is in focus. This digital technology is expected to have a major impact on skiers who rely on prescription eyewear. Previous lens technology provided a fairly small field of vision with an insert, or the skier had to wear a ski goggle over their regular eyewear. Lenses are much more likely to fog up when they are closer to the skier’s face. So there has always been a tradeoff between a larger field of vision and a fogging issue. The new digital lenses provide sharper vision, a larger field of vision, and they are less likely to fog than standard eyewear.

ADS Sports Eyewear sells prescription ski goggles from several manufacturers including Smith, Oakley and Native. Most sales are generated through their web site at http://www.ADSEyewear.com. The price of a prescription insert including a digital Rx lens is still under $160.00.

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David Dumais
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