Forget the hassle of wearing your eyeglasses under your goggles. The Smith ODS2 – RX Adapter integrates with the Smith PivLock V90, PivLock V90 Max, Prophecy, and Knowledge Goggles, correcting your vision without creating a junk-show on your face. Each kit includes:
RX Adapter, which snaps onto goggle frame
PivLock nose bridge
Prophecy nose bridge
Microfiber cleaning/storage bag
Lens pattern to which any optician can easily and inexpensively mount prescription lenses
skiing, snowboarding, seamless vision correction with goggles
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I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Some of us can't wear contacts and we don't want to wear glasses under our goggle (because they fog up and it's uncomfortable). We want prescription inserts! Unfortunately, the options for us are extremely limited. I also must sweat tremendously out of my eyeballs, and have terrible problems with fogging. The only goggle that does any good for me is the Smith Turbo fan goggle. I have a non-I/OX Smith goggle and the lenses are nearly impossible to change without great difficulty. My other Turbo fan goggles also use the Smith adaptor available prior to the OSD2. That adapator sucked! I ended up having to wire it into the goggle so it wouldn't fall out, and I bought a second goggle so I wouldn't have to change lenses. Hauling around two goggles is a pain, though. I thought the OSD2 adaptor would be the solution, since it seemed to be a much better design and I could use one prescription adaptor with both my Smith Pivlock V2 Max sunglasses and my Turbo Fan goggles. But the I/OX goggles sounded like the way to go, since the other Smith goggle lenses are very hard to change. Today the I/OX goggles arrived and the lenses are much easier to change. But the OSD2 adaptor must not fit in the goggle without yet another adaptor. A chat with backcountry said Smith should have that additional adaptor. If not, I guess I'll have to return the goggles. I bought them because of the OSD2 adaptor compatibility (supposedly). I don't understand why someone doesn't make a very simple adaptor that can easily be moved between a solid line of sunglasses and fan goggles. Probably only those of us that can't use contacts and don't want to wear glasses under our goggles understand. But I'd pay big bucks for a system that was truly functional.
I really wanted to love this adaptor since it meant I wouldn't have to cram my eyeglasses under a huge pair of OTG ski goggles anymore, but the optometrist is having a TERRIBLE time keeping the lenses inside the frame thanks to a poorly designed wire retainer that keeps popping out - usually while I'm skiing. Each time, it ends the day on the slope because I'm too nearsighted, and each time it has to go back to the optometrist for repair... FOUR TIMES now, thank goodness none have been on days when I'm way out in the backcountry.
I'll be returning this product because it just doesn't work.
These do NOT work with last year's (or older) Knowledge Turbo Fan OTG goggles. You have to make sure you have the newer version with a plastic insert inside the nose of the goggles. Smith doesn't mention this on their website, but I just blew $20 on 2-day shipping to learn it. Thanks a lot Smith! Backcountry, meanwhile, rocks. I've never had an easier experience with a return... Check Status, Return, Print UPS label, and I'm handing the box the the UPS man. Nice.
The quality of the lens insert looks great, too bad I can't use it.
I have a Smith's Knowledge OTG Turbo w/ Igniter lens. I want to get this prescription insert so I can wear this goggles for mountaineering and skiing. Is the Igniter lens polarized? Should I get polarized prescription lenses?