Ski Goggle Patent engraved Leather Patch hat, Industrially sewn on by hand to ensure the highest quality!
Adjustable size- 6 3/8 (51cm) to 8 (64cm)
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If you have spent time outside on a sunny day, you might have worn sunglasses – or wish that you had! Light colored surfaces like white sand and snow have a high albedo, meaning that they reflect a lot of sunlight, causing a lot of bright light to enter your eyes. Squinting can make bright light a little more bearable because it reduces the amount of light that gets to your eyes. The predecessor to modern sunglasses, called snow goggles, took advantage of this effect by creating goggles with narrow slits that reduce incoming sunlight. Sometimes, people rubbed charcoal or other dark material on the inside to reduce reflection of incoming light back into the eyes. (Football players use a similar method to reduce glare from sun and stadium lights when they apply black grease under their eyes.) Goggles were made out of a variety of materials and in a variety of shapes and styles, depending on what was available in the environment and the styles and preferences and skills of the people who made them.
In addition to causing discomfort and difficulty seeing, spending time outdoors in snow-covered landscapes on a sunny day poses a risk of snowblindness, a painful condition that can result in temporary blindness due to the eyes being burned by sunlight. Eye protection was critical for winter hunting and other outdoor activities in the past just as it is today, and snow goggles more than 1,500 years old have been found in archaeological sites in Canada. These old style snow goggles are no longer common, but some Alaska Native elders remember their fathers or grandfathers wearing traditional snow goggles (Ahwinona, 2001).