Whenever you are snowboarding, it is crucial that you have an appropriate pair of snowboarding goggles, because if your vision is impaired then this can have dire consequences for your personal safety. Snowboarding goggles are very similar to sunglasses in that there is a host of different of different factors to consider such as the type of activity you are engaging in as well as the weather conditions.
However, if you think your sunglasses are going to be of much use whilst snowboarding think again. Snowboarding goggles have been created using incredibly resilient and durable materials which are specifically designed to better handle and withstand the cold and blizzards which would otherwise cause the goggles to crack and shatter.
The singular most important factor to consider when purchasing a pair of snowboarding goggles is the level of UV (ultra violet) protection they offer, whilst many ski goggles currently on the market nowadays already provide 100% protection, play it safe and double check before you buy. UV rays can cause permanent scarring of the cornea and to the eye which can have serious health implications if you are not careful. Remember, just because you are surrounded by snow and it is a cold, frosty day, does not mean you can skimp on eye protection. The suns rays are actually reflected and magnified by the snow, in effect, the snow acts as a mirror for the sun.
Snowboarding goggles will also help protect your eyes from scratching from trees as you pass through them.
If you tend to wear a helmet when you go snowboarding make sure that your ski goggles are compatible with a helmet don’t choose one form of protection over another, make sure you can have both.
Ski goggles come in a variety of different tints and colours, this is not an aesthetic design, but rather, each tint and colour is specifically designed to better handle certain lighting and weather conditions. For example, snowboarding goggles which have bronze lenses whilst offering the highest level of filtering from UV rays, they are not suitable for foggy weather, or other situations where there is low visibility.