Are you tired of those red burning eyes after a relaxing day at the pool?
Welcome to goggles for swimming, protecting one pair of eyes at a time. Helping you find the solution to a preventable situation is our focus.
I can remember when wearing goggles was not really the cool thing to do, squinting all the way just to see through the sometimes murky water. It was a matter of “toughing” it out and playing hard only to come home with red burning eyes that needed a ton of eye drops to sooth them.
As the years have gone by wearing goggles has become the norm and the styles have definitely played an important role in changing the attitudes of many. Just imagine seeing the end of the pool while swimming or merely protecting your eyes from the many irritants that are found in the water, let alone protecting your eyes from the possibilities of infection lurking in the water, like ‘pink eye.’
Goggles for swimming come in many sizes, shapes and functionality. Finding the one that fits your situation is the key. There are many for you to choose from and we hope to provide you with the information to help you make the right decision.
Things to look for when choosing a goggle:
1. UV Protection. When swimming outside, whether in a pool or being in any body of water, make sure that your goggle protects you from harmful UV rays.
2. Having the Proper Seal. I just hate it when my goggles would leak. So to me and I am sure to you a good seal is very important. To achieve this you want the goggle to fit on the bone around the eye not inside the socket. When the goggle fits on the inside of the socket you increase the likely hood of “raccoon eyes” by decreasing the circulation around the eye. To also help insure a proper fit, look to see that there are no visible gaps between your goggle and face. Also, a word to the wise, before ordering or having a prescription put into a pair of goggles, be sure that the fit is correct before you put in the RX.
Proper Adjustment. Knowing how to properly adjust your goggles is also very important. This also helps to insure the proper seal so that water will stay out. Here is a review on how to adjust your basic goggle and to get the most satisfaction out of the goggle for you.
3. Lens color. Many young people prefer the mirror lens or the smoke lens. This is mainly because they are outside in the water most of the time and that these lens tints reduce squinting. Any slight tint will block the amount of sunlight reaching your eyes. If you are indoors more you may want to just stay with a clear lens.
With that here are a few recommendations we have for some of the best goggles available:
As mentioned above wearing goggles while swimming was not the cool thing to do but Speedo has come out with a remedy for this. The Vanquisher is one of Speedo’s most popular designs and is now available for your kids. Having them fit well with stylish new colors will help insure that they will use them and become accustomed to clear eyes after swimming.
This goggle comes with a split headstrap that helps the goggle from moving and will spread out the pressure points. It comes with polycarbonate lenses that are scratch resistant and shatter resistant putting your mind at ease. They have UV protection that will protect those precious eyes from the sun’s rays and is an anti-fog lens.
Now a goggle for those that are near sighted. Boy we have come a long way. If you are one that does not wear contact lenses or one that chooses not to wear them in the water and need to have your vision corrected then we have a solution for you.
This goggle comes with all the great features of the Junior Vanquisher and are made to fit all head sizes. The optics available with this goggle is in negative diopters or anyone with a -1.5 to a -8 prescription. Check with your optometrist to make sure what would be best for you. Your prescription may need to be adjusted for the goggle so be sure to check.
Looking for more coverage that offers better visibility and comfort? The seal mask is the one you may be looking for. It is a flexible one piece goggle with a water tight skirt providing you with hours of swimming and any other water sport enjoyment.
It is found that the wrap around design creates less drag and greater hydrodynamics than other swimming goggles of less size. Rather than coming in a polycarbonate lens it features a Plexisol lens that is “ten times as strong and twenty times as light as glass.” This lens is also found to very scratch resistant, comes is a clear or smoked lens and best of all fog resistant. A quick fit one touch buckle system makes this goggle a friend for life.
There are so many goggles to look at and to try out, but the most important thing that you can do for yourself and your family is to wear them. Yes, I know the “raccoon eyes” are a problem but wouldn’t you rather have that than say ‘red eyes’ or ‘pink eye’? Seeing is the most precious gift that God has given us why take your vision for granted and not protect them in every way.