Skiing and Boarding
Skiing and boarding, the premier sports in Colorado, requires special equipment – and that includes SUNGLASSES. They are a prime necessity for the health of your eyes as well as for your ability to see well in the varying conditons of light and surfaces you will meet.
We can offer you BOLLE and SERENGETTI sunglasses, the finest in eye protection. If we were asked to draw up criteria for making the ideal sunglasses, we would undoubtedly match what BOLLE and SERENGETTI have produced in their sunglass line.
BOLLE and SERENGETTI stress the ability of their lenses to screen out potentially harmful ultraviolet and infrared rays while letting in more visible light. This makes BOLLE and SERENGETTI sunglasses particulary beneficial to skiers, who must be able to distinguish moguls and other features of the snowscape.
BOLLE sunglasses have lenses made not of glass or plastic, but of durable polycarbonate, making them the strongest lenses available in today’s market. The quality is superb, like the lens of a Nikon camera. Both front and back of the lenses have a double coating for anti-reflection and anti-scratch purposes.
The filtration of BOLLE and SERENGETTI lenses causes the absorption of 92% of the sun’s rays, and 96% to 97% if a mirrored coating is on the lenses. Not only do they absorb general light to a high degree; they also filter out 100% ultraviolet and infrared light, the harmful wavelengths that cause solar burns to the eye. Such burns are a potential cause of permanent vision problems.
BOLLE frames are made of strong, durable nylon, with a good “memory” that holds their adjustment well.
BOLLE and SERENGETTI are by far the best sunglass system we have seen. Please consider their qualities for your use. They are also available in single vision prescription lenses.
- Several goggles are designed to accommodate prescription lenses in any tint.
- Good non-prescription goggles are available to fit over your prescription glasses.
- Contact lens wearers also need this protection from the sun and wind. In fact, people with contacts are at greater risk because contacts tend to magnify the light at their edges, thus increasing any harmful effects.
- ALWAYS REMEMBER to add new defogging compounds each time you go skiing
SAFE AND HAPPY SKIING