>Everytime I swim with my contact on, there is always that fear of them
>accidentally getting washed out of my eye(s), that would be a nightmare
>come true if this really happended during a triathlon. I was wondering
>if anybody knows of companies would make perscription goggles. And if
>they do, I would like to know if they come in various tints, are they
>fog proof, leak proof and reliabity. I need comments or recommendations.
Speedo makes "prescription" goggles, available in some sporting goods stores.
There were several limitations:
for nearsightedness only.
same correction in both eyes.
only available in certain correction (-2.0 diopters, -2.5, ..., -8.0).
many of the possible corrections were missing where I found them.
On the other hand, I did buy a pair of the -8.0 goggles. (My prescription is
-8.5 in one eye, and -9.0 in the other, with some astigmatism as well.) I'm
still very pleased with them. They are anti-fog (as much as any goggles are
anti-fog), and smoke tinted, as well as UV blocking. I love them! Beats the
hell out of not knowing what my lanemates look like, and I can read the pace
clock. They were about $25 retail. I found them at Big 5 Sporting goods, and
they commented that they hadn't been selling well.
Barracuda make goggles to your exact prescription. Unfortunately, if you live
in California, you have to get them through your optometrist. Elsewhere, you
can call them (don't have the number, but I believe they are in Portland area)
and they will let you read them your prescription over the phone. I had a pair
once. They cost $140 in 1988. They were emphatically not anti-fog, and they
I know, I know, you can adjust them so they don't leak. That doesn't happen
to be true in my case. I even bought special double-thick foam. . .but I
Hope this is of some help.
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