All fogged up: glasses inside goggles

Hey Lee,

I also wear glasses and constantly have the problem of fogging while wearing goggles. I use anti-fog lenses in my goggles and they stay nice and clear but my glasses still fog up constantly. I’ve tried anti-fog sprays and every home remedy (rubbing a layer of bar soap on, etc.) but nothing works. Any ideas?


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Hey Taylor,

I wish I had a great answer for you, but I struggle with the same issues. Too bad contacts hate my eyes, and I can’t do Lasik ’cause my vision keeps changing. Thoughts:

– I sometimes run anti-fog on my glasses, and that seems to help.

– My optometrist Dr. Cross, who works with elite cyclists, says sports glasses are a compromise between coverage and breathability. More coverage means more fogging; less fogging usually means less coverage. If you’re running goggles, you don’t need coverage with your glasses. Try your smallest, farthest-from-your-face Rx glasses. I have the most luck with my little Poindexter glasses.

– Keep your goggles clean. Dirty foam isn’t permissive with airflow.

– Cut holes in your goggle foam, to increase circulation.

– Try the Scotts with the exhaust fan.

– Man up and get Lasik.

Good luck. Any other ideas out there?

— Lee

8 replies
  1. Zach says:

    I have a few friends that wear glasses and they have had really good luck with a pair of Optic Nerves 5150 goggles or the Zach Lewis signature goggles. Also another great idea is to get a pair of the Buddah glasses, get our Prescription Lenses thrown into them and rock um like a superstar (super light, super cumph and just RAD). Contact Optic Nerve directly and they should be to help.

  2. Taylor says:

    Thanks for the response 🙂 I did some more research this morning and came across a product called FogTech that has some good reviews. I ordered some and will post back my experience.

    Thanks for the info Zach, I’ve actually looked at Optic Nerve a few times in the past. My problem is that most full coverage sunglasses have at least an 8-base wrap so I’m told my vision will be warped due to my relatively high level of near-sidedness. Right now I use the Spy Optics MC since they actually use a 6-base wrap but the frame itself has more coverage, similar to the Optic Nerve Annex. They work pretty well until they start slipping off my face 🙁

  3. Chuckie108 says:

    Fella’s- have you tried these guys?

    They make prescription lenses for most popular goggle frames. A good friend of mine has used them for years with great results. I hope this helps.

  4. leelikesbikes says:

    A couple weeks ago I skied in the Zach Lewis signature goggles (given to me by Zach himself), and they fit really well over my glasses.

  5. Taylor says:

    Chuckie108- those look pretty nice! However my goggle lenses get scratched quite a bit so I replace them pretty often, I’d be pissed if I spent $200 on a lens that gets scratched my first ride.

  6. Lou says:

    I used to be a “I can’t wear contacts” kind of guy too but the technology has changed a lot recently. You can get pretty soft lenses that are way more comfortable and dropping the glasses has made a HUGE difference for me. If you have not worked with an opthomologist lately on this you should give it a try. The only thing you have to lose is your glasses!

  7. Todd says:

    For those times when you are not rocking the goggles, what types of glasses do you wear? Do you have a pair of sunglasses and a pair of other glasses as well? I don’t wear goggles, but I am still searching for the ideal solution for my riding glasses.

  8. dave307 says:

    i have found that drilling small holes around the out side edge of my goggle lense, has helped with my fogging issues.

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