Ski, Freeride, Freestyle, Snowboard | Nov 23, 2021

How to find a ski helmet that works with your prescription glasses

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Skiing and glasses – a tricky combination? To be honest: It can be. Because, as all glasses wearers probably know, there are some challenges you have to overcome if you want to hit the slopes with your prescription lenses.

First, there’s the issue of fogging. Your breath will cause your glasses to fog up, and changes in temperature (like getting in and out of a cable car) can make it even worse. Secondly, it can be difficult to find ski goggles that work with your glasses. Many goggles pinch around the nose or can even bend the frame of your specs.

Fortunately, there are plenty of glasses and goggles that help you avoid these problems. But how about finding the right helmet to go with your glasses? As you might have experienced, wearing a ski helmet with your glasses underneath can be quite uncomfortable. Luckily, swapping your glasses for contact lenses is not the only solution to this problem.

Read on to find out what glasses wearers should keep in mind when buying a ski helmet. Plus, discover the best product recommendations by ATOMIC!

What should spectacle wearers pay attention to when getting a ski helmet?


First of all, make sure that your ski helmet has a soft-ear-pad construction. This makes it more comfortable for glasses wearers as you avoid pressure points beneath the frame.

If you’re looking for a high-quality ski helmet with soft-ear-pad construction, we recommend ATOMIC’s REVENT or REVENT+ AMID. Both of them, like all of ATOMIC’s all-mountain helmets, feature this special construction and are compatible with prescription glasses as well as with sunglasses.

What about helmets with OTG visors?

Some manufacturers offer special OTG visor helmets designed to wear your glasses under the visor. In reality though, only few of them are actually compatible with prescription glasses.

That’s why ATOMIC offers helmets with adjustable visors, such as the SAVOR AMID VISOR HD. While for skiers without prescription glasses, the bottom of the visor can be worn closer to the face, glasses wearers can choose a special OTG setting that gives you an extra 8 millimetres of space for your glasses.


Are there any tricks to prevent glasses from fogging up under the visor?


All of ATOMIC’s adjustable visor helmets have a special OTG setting. They also feature an additional venting system on the inside of the helmet.

Through these extra air vents, the warm air gets sucked away from the glasses, preventing them from fogging up.


Are you looking for a high-quality helmet that goes with your prescription glasses? Then we recommend dropping by at one of our INTERSPORT Rent shops!

You can find a vast selection of latest-generation ski helmets there, many of them suitable for glasses wearers. The advantage: Our RENTertainers on site are happy to help you choose the right product for your needs. Plus, you can try your favourites in action before actually buying a product.

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