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Hockey helmet for 9 year with glasses?

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Hockey helmet for 9 year with glasses?

Surely someone has a child with glasses and a tip for me?
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My daughter wears glasses and her helmet fits fine - what type of issue are you running into?
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The masks attached to helmets look pretty generous in terms of space for glasses.
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Both my kids play hockey with glasses and have only ever bought the cheapest helmet at Canadian Tire. Unless your kids are wearing some crazy Elton John glasses, they'll be fine. The bigger issue will be fogging up their glasses. I use the dish soap trick and it has worked quite well.
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i see lots of kids with glasses in our hockey league. no issues with the fit of helmets or cages.
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My son has been playing with glasses for years. No helmet changes needed, but our optometrist did suggest cutting a small line of the foam on the side of the helmet if fit was an issue.

As for fogging, there are a few good sprays on the market that help combat this but I’ve heard dish detergent is good as well.
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Our doctor suggested contact lens. We will give it a try
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stansoltz wrote:
Dec 31st, 2018 2:42 pm
Surely someone has a child with glasses and a tip for me?
Try on several different brands to see what fits best.
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My first suggestion would be to try to wear contact lens. If he is not ready to poke his eyes, then he should put his helmet on, then gentle put his glasses on. You may need to adjust the helmet to allow more room on the sides. He should also be wearing a cage.
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I grew up playing hockey with glasses under my helmet.

You have to start with the glasses on. Stretch the helmet sides at the ears and pull out on them as you slide over your head. Once down, it should sit with little disturbance to the glasses. If you don't pull this sides out when going on, it can catch and pull the glasses.
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stansoltz wrote:
Dec 31st, 2018 2:42 pm
Surely someone has a child with glasses and a tip for me?
May not be old enough for disposable contact lenses, that would be my first choice but you should get the helmet properly fitted. It should not be a problem.
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We have been using contact lens on our 7 year old son. So far so good. It’s daily disposable. We don’t use too many. So cost is ok. It really help his performance

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