Why Protecting Your Eyes is So Important on the Slopes

Why Protecting Your Eyes is So Important on the Slopes

Protecting your eyes on the slopes is crucial. Learn why it’s important and discover tips for keeping your eyes safe while skiing or snowboarding.
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Here at Powster, our mission is to bring you the best snowboarding, skiing and outdoor clothing and accessories that money can buy. We’re athletes, and because of this, we have an incredibly high expectation of the gear we wear when we’re out doing the extreme sports that we love. And whether you consider yourself to be quite the athlete as well or are just getting familiar with one of these adrenaline junky activities, you shouldn’t expect anything less either. 

One thing we’re incredibly passionate about is how important it is to protect your eyes when you’re out on the mountains or flying your way down a rugged track. Because the reality is, it’s a heavily overlooked aspect when it comes to keeping yourself safe and performing at your best – no matter what you’re out there getting stuck into. In this article, we’re going to tell you all the reasons why protecting your eyes is so important when you’re on the slopes, and provide you with links to some of our most protective snowboarding and skiing eyewear yet.

We know it can be confusing when choosing the right pair of snowboarding or skiing eyewear to protect your eyes. But at Powster, we have plenty of products that stand out among the rest – like our Zenith Bonus Lens Best Ski Goggles Case Zeiss SPXTRA™ Pro 3L Lens set. It comes with two rimless SPXTRA™ lens in collaboration with ZEISS and two goggle cases, easily interchangeable via a magnetic quick-change system delivering top performance under all mountain conditions.

Protect Against UV Rays

UV radiation is part of the natural energy produced by the sun. On the electromagnetic spectrum, UV light has shorter wavelengths than visible light, so your eyes can’t see UV, but your skin can feel it. Corneal damage, cataracts and macular degeneration are all possible chronic effects of UV exposure and can ultimately lead to decreased vision. Which of course, is the last thing we want to happen when you’re out on the mountain. The eyelid skin is also the thinnest of the whole body which means UV damage including dryness, wrinkles, accentuated skin furrows, sagging, loss of elasticity and mottled pigmentation can all occur around this sensitive area.

The added level of snow as we all know creates a natural reflection, accelerating the UV damage that can happen here when on the slopes. In fact, at higher altitudes, the sun reflects even more brightly upon the snow, and UV rays are stronger since there is less atmosphere to filter them out. Which is why we’ve created snowboarding goggles like Supernova Balanced™ Toric Lens Best Ski Goggles – to prevent any damage to the eyes and provide all the qualities you’re looking for from your next pair of snowboarding or skiing goggles.

Manage Different Light Conditions

Whether you’re on your board or skis, that blast of light obscuring your vision isn’t just a UV danger, our sight and vision is one of the primary (if not the primary) sense when high up in the mountains, and a loss of vision due to the glare of the sun can be the difference between a perfectly executed move and you lying in a heap in the snow. Snowboarding goggle lenses, like our Pulsar Leon Vockensperger Special Editions Bonus Zeiss Lens Silver Lens Ski Goggles, are specifically designed to reduce the amount of light that reaches your eyes and redirect it so that you can see clearly when you’re snowboarding – no matter what environment you’re in. 

All our products come in a whole range of colours, all of which are designed to reduce glare significantly. We also have individual lenses available, like our Asteroid Goggles Lens and Pulsar Goggle Lens that have magnetic technology, allowing you to change instantly between Powster lenses. 

See Clearly in All Weather

The sun might cause the occasional issue, but conditions mountainside can make visibility difficult or impossible at times, and that’s even with a Powster-approved set of goggles on! Managing precipitation in the air gets into skiers' or boarders' eyes while they're going down the mountain, and unfortunately it is going to become part of life during ski season.

Having clear visibility on the slopes is a must, and the simplest way to achieve that is by investing in a good pair of goggles that can get you through all types of weather. At Powster, we’ve spent decades researching, creating and testing the very best range of sunglasses and goggles built for the slopes, all featuring a range of features built around protecting our customers from obscured vision while providing paramount comfort and quality. Like our Twilight Extra Wide Field Best Ski Goggles which really do the trick. 

SPXTRA Lense Goggle Features

Through our research and testing, we’ve come up with a series of goggle products that are guaranteed to improve your vision and protect your eyes when your riding your little hearts out. Let’s take a look at some of the greatesst features of our SPXTRA lens goggles.

 

Protect Against UV Rays

UV radiation is part of the natural energy produced by the sun. On the electromagnetic spectrum, UV light has shorter wavelengths than visible light, so your eyes can’t see UV, but your skin can feel it. Corneal damage, cataracts and macular degeneration are all possible chronic effects of UV exposure and can ultimately lead to decreased vision. Which of course, is the last thing we want to happen when you’re out on the mountain. The eyelid skin is also the thinnest of the whole body which means UV damage including dryness, wrinkles, accentuated skin furrows, sagging, loss of elasticity and mottled pigmentation can all occur around this sensitive area.

The added level of snow as we all know creates a natural reflection, accelerating the UV damage that can happen here when on the slopes. In fact, at higher altitudes, the sun reflects even more brightly upon the snow, and UV rays are stronger since there is less atmosphere to filter them out. Which is why we’ve created snowboarding goggles like Supernova Balanced™ Toric Lens Best Ski Goggles – to prevent any damage to the eyes and provide all the qualities you’re looking for from your next pair of snowboarding or skiing goggles.

Manage Different Light Conditions

Whether you’re on your board or skis, that blast of light obscuring your vision isn’t just a UV danger, our sight and vision is one of the primary (if not the primary) sense when high up in the mountains, and a loss of vision due to the glare of the sun can be the difference between a perfectly executed move and you lying in a heap in the snow. Snowboarding goggle lenses, like our Pulsar Leon Vockensperger Special Editions Bonus Zeiss Lens Silver Lens Ski Goggles, are specifically designed to reduce the amount of light that reaches your eyes and redirect it so that you can see clearly when you’re snowboarding – no matter what environment you’re in. 

 

All our products come in a whole range of colours, all of which are designed to reduce glare significantly. We also have individual lenses available, like our Asteroid Goggles Lens and Pulsar Goggle Lens that have magnetic technology, allowing you to change instantly between Powster lenses. 

See Clearly in All Weather

The sun might cause the occasional issue, but conditions mountainside can make visibility difficult or impossible at times, and that’s even with a Powster-approved set of goggles on! Managing precipitation in the air gets into skiers' or boarders' eyes while they're going down the mountain, and unfortunately it is going to become part of life during ski season.

Having clear visibility on the slopes is a must, and the simplest way to achieve that is by investing in a good pair of goggles that can get you through all types of weather. At Powster, we’ve spent decades researching, creating and testing the very best range of sunglasses and goggles built for the slopes, all featuring a range of features built around protecting our customers from obscured vision while providing paramount comfort and quality. Like our Twilight Extra Wide Field Best Ski Goggles which really do the trick. 

SPXTRA Lense Goggle Features

Through our research and testing, we’ve come up with a series of goggle products that are guaranteed to improve your vision and protect your eyes when your riding your little hearts out. Let’s take a look at some of the greatesst features of our SPXTRA lens goggles.

SPXTRA™ Lens

The SPXTRA lens develop with ZEISS provides enhanced vision, allow for better read of the terrain, especially during white-out days. Try our  Pulsar Bonus Lens Green Lens Ski Goggles Zeiss SPXTRA™ Lens  for size and see the difference yourself.

Twin Lens Package

These products, like our Asteroid Bonus Zeiss Lens Snowboarding Goggles package, comes with two SPXTRA lenses, one for sunny days and another for cloudy/foggy conditions. However, it is important to note that only the sunny lens comes with premium mirror coating.

Double-layer Lens

Each SPXTRA lens use state-of-the-art double layer lens technology to minimize risk of fogging or frosting on the back of lens.

MagLock™

A magnetic lens change system using some of the strongest magnets in the market for quick lens change and increased safety.

Extra Wide Field of View

Ensure wide peripheral vision to avoid any dangers that may come up along the way when you’re riding.

Triple-layer Foam

Deliver a seamless fog-free fit for all day wear.

Ri-Pel Anti-dirt and Anti-water Treatment

Protects from dirt, water, sweat, salt, oil and dust, and also makes the lenses easier to clean.

Complete UV Protection (UV 400)

The goggles give complete protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.


By the end of this article, we hope you’ve gained a better understanding of why protecting your eyes on the slopes is so important, so that next time you go to make a trip to the mountain – you’re more prepared than ever. We’ve covered all the big risks of not wearing a decent pair of skiing or snowboarding goggles, like harmful UV rays, bad lighting and challenging weather conditions, so you might think twice about letting those eye protecting goggles go amiss. Plus, now that  you know everything there is to know about some of our most protective eyewear yet, including our SPXTRA lenses, you can shop with confidence knowing Powster doesn’t just have your back,  but we’ve got your eyes sorted too.

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