But this outfit looks ok:
[This message has been edited by johnfmh (edited 12-10-2003).]
Two other alternatives you may consider are wrap around shades with prescription inserts available. Bolle, Oakley and several of the other major eyewear manufacturers have them. You unhook the prescription lens adapter piece (usually part of the nose piece) to your local optician and have them fill the prescription. The great part is you can snap in different color shields to suit conditions. The final option is to use wrap around style prescription sunglasses. Lots of styles are available that provide wrap around protection.
As a diehard skier that has glasses, I've used all the options above and found a combination of the shields and prescription sunglasses to be the next best thing to contacts (which, IMHO, are the best way to go - but only if you can use contacts).
You can get prescriptions googles for well under $200, check the ads in the ski magazines.
Hope this helps!
I have heard about the Oakley L series which fit over regular glasses. Are there any other brands/models that would fit over my regular small lense glasses?
I don't wear glasses but I did buy a pair of these goggles last year. They are the Smith Turbo CAM. The goggles hardly ever fog because the fan is running constantly. And you do not hear or feel the fan. If you wipe out or have some other situtation that causes a fog, you just crank up the fan until the fog goes away then turn it down. Also this is very easy to do with gloves on.
I spent rought $280 for these goggles (impulse buy and punch drunk with anticipation of skiing Whistler last year). However, it's the best money I've ever spent for a single piece of ski equipment. Ski Chalet had them for $130 at the August sale.
Really, you've got to try them all on.