How to Wear Ski Goggles With Glasses

If you wear glasses, you need to use goggles that fit over these when you go skiing. Luckily, some ski goggles are explicitly made for this purpose called OTG (Over The Glasses). You also need to make sure to have a proper fit. 

I’ve been skiing for my entire life, and I’ve worn corrective vision since I was a kid. I typically wear contacts when I ski, but I have experience wearing my glasses in the snow as well. I know how to wear ski goggles over them.

This post will tell you how to wear ski goggles with glasses. I’ll show you what type of goggles to look for and how to get a secure fit while keeping your glasses on. 

Let’s dive in. 

The Importance of Seeing Clearly 

Every skier needs to see clearly when they are on the mountain. If your vision is blocked or limited in any way, it can affect your safety and the well-being of other skiers. 

If you need glasses, you need help seeing clearly. It’s crucial that you wear your glasses at all times, even when skiing. But glasses on their own are not a great choice for wearing out in the cold and snow. 

Wearing ski goggles over your glasses will allow you to keep using corrective lenses while also giving you additional protection against harmful UV rays and winter conditions. 

How to Wear Ski Goggles With Glasses

In the simplest terms, all you need to do to wear ski goggles with glasses is to put the goggles on over your glasses. While this sounds easy (and it is), you need to make sure that you have goggles that will actually fit over your glasses. 

OTG Ski Goggles 

The best way to ensure that ski goggles will fit over your glasses is to get OTG goggles. OTG stands for Over The Glasses, and models with this distinction are built to be used with standard glasses effectively. 

OTG ski goggles will have a larger opening that can fit easily over your glasses without the need to take them off or make any significant adjustments. These types of goggles are the easiest solution for skiers who wear glasses. 

When shopping for goggles to wear with glasses, look for the OTG designation to help you figure out if they will fit over your face. Most manufacturers will have this listed in the product description, or you can specifically search for OTG ski goggles

If you get a pair of OTG goggles, they should fit over your glasses no problem. You shouldn’t have any issues with your goggles and glasses coming into contact with one another, and this will allow you to ski comfortably with your glasses on.  

Non-OTG Ski Goggles

Every skier who wears glasses should look for OTG ski goggles to make sure they fit properly over your corrective lenses. But there are options out there that aren’t listed as OTG goggles that can still fit over your glasses. 

The only real way to know if a particular pair of goggles will fit over your glasses is to try them on. You always want to try on ski goggles in person while wearing your glasses to make sure they actually provide enough room. 

Goggles built for larger faces or with really wide profiles can also be suitable options to wear with glasses. These models will have a large eye opening area that can typically accommodate glasses. 

Fitting Ski Goggles With Glasses

Once you have a pair of ski goggles that should work with your glasses, you’ll want to make sure you have a proper fit. This will ensure that you see clearly and that your goggles and glasses function normally while you ski. 

Trying on the goggles with your glasses is key here, so always make sure to put them on before you are out in the snow. That way, you can make any adjustments or get a new pair of goggles if they don’t end up working out. 

You always want your goggles to fit securely without being too tight or loose. Place the goggles on your head and make sure that your glasses aren’t touching any part of the lenses or frame. You’ll need a bigger or wider pair of goggles if they are. 

If your goggles fit over your glasses, the next step is to adjust the straps for the proper fit. The goggles should be tight enough to make a secure fit with your face without any openings to let in wind or snow. Tighten the strap if there is any opening or airflow. 

If your goggles are too tight, they won’t be comfortable and can cause pain and headaches after extended wear. If you feel any discomfort after wearing your goggles, simply loosen up the straps to get a better fit. 


OTG goggles are the best option to wear with glasses. These goggles are larger or have a wider eye-opening specially designed to work with glasses. There are many OTG options to choose from to match your needs as a skier. 

Once you have a pair of goggles that fit over your glasses, getting an ideal fit is still very important. You don’t want your goggles to be too tight or loose, and they need to sit comfortably on your face.  

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