Opticians London Liverpool Street: Eye Contact , Unit 2, The Arcade, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7PN - (t) 0207 626 7232. 2 minutes walk from London Wall, Broadgate
Eye Contact Opticians London - Liverpool Street, Broadgate

Bolle & Oakley Ski Goggles, from only £100

ski goggles

Contact us to talk about what you need for your Skiing holiday. We stock leading brands including Bolle and Oakley and can source almost anything else you might want. Things to bear in mind:

Skiers should take particular care in protecting their eyes. Ultraviolet (UV) rays can be up to eight times more powerful on ski slopes than elsewhere because of the reflective properties of snow.

As snow can reflect up to 80 per cent of light compared to normal ground surfaces, it is vital that you choose sunglasses or goggles that are specifically designed for winter sports and absorb at least 95 per cent UV rays.

Sunlight can damage the retina and lens of the eye, increasing the long-term risk of developing conditions such as cataracts and possibly AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration).

  • Ask your optometrist for advice on the best type of eye protection for you.
  • Choose goggles where possible – sunlight can bounce off the snow and sunglasses may not provide sufficient all round protection, especially if visibility is low
  • Wear a hat covering the rim of your glasses to protect your eyes from the rays shining directly above your head.
  • Don’t forget your children – They are more vulnerable to UV because of their larger pupils and clearer crystalline lens. UV exposure is cumulative and may not show its effect for many years.
  • People who wear glasses can wear sunglasses too – sunglasses can be made up to any prescription: distance, reading, bifocals or varifocal