Bolle Goggles

Written by Sierra Rein
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Bolle first started producing ski, sports, and safety goggles along with its other eyewear products in 1888. The philosophy behind these goggles was to create performance-enhancing protective gear using the most available and up to date technologies. While the earliest models were almost primitive in nature, today's goggles are designed to provide lightweight, flexible and sport-specific protection for a variety of venues. These goggles are actually able to increase the viewing clarity of their wearers, especially when adverse conditions are present.

The lenses used in Bolle goggles are made of materials designed to shield the eyes from the harmful influence of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Bolle uses polycarbonate, acetate, or polypropionate materials, each of which has varying degrees of weight, photosensitivity and resilience. These materials are particularly useful on high ski slopes where the thin atmosphere does little to filter incoming and snow-reflected UV rays. Bolle goggles also offer several lens styles and colors for particular conditions, such as Vermillion Polarized lens for high glare lighting or clear-style lens for night skiing.

The Bolle eyewear company also designed some goggles in order to fit particular needs and physical constrictions. For example, the X200, X500, and X700 models are designed to fit over small, medium to large, and extra large prescription glass frames. Some are also constructed to fit precisely into Bolle helmets without difficulty. Kids can also take advantage of Bolle innovations by wearing either the Boost model (for children ages three to five) or the Stoke model (for ages six to 11).

Proper Care of Bolle Goggles

If moisture or snow covers the inside of the goggle lens, never rub it off with a towel or sleeve. Instead, moisture should be shaken off and allowed to dry; otherwise, the protective anti-fog P80 coating may be wiped off as well. Over the counter window and glass cleaners can also eat away at the P80 coating and irrevocably damage the lenses.

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