Perscription Swimming Goggles

Perscription Swimming Goggles

Post by Dave Mayc » Fri, 13 Nov 1992 06:35:53


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.

Tx
Dave

 
 
 

Perscription Swimming Goggles

Post by Leigh Bark » Sat, 14 Nov 1992 02:41:48

Quote:

>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.
>Tx
>Dave

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
always leaked.

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
digress.

Hope this is of some help.
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Perscription Swimming Goggles

Post by <IAD.. » Thu, 19 Nov 1992 05:08:56


Quote:


>>come true if this really happended during a triathlon.  I was wondering
>>if anybody knows of companies would make perscription goggles.  And if
>>Tx
>>Dave

>Speedo makes "prescription" goggles, available in some sporting goods stores.

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I have a pair of the Speedos. The precise prescription makes little difference
in the water, so the off-the-shelf near your correction power should do. Howeve
r, I have not particularly liked them. They leak, they do not adjust well, and
I find them uncomfortable. I also have a pair of the Barracudas, which I find
very clear, infinitely adjustable, very comfortable. Barracudas will cost much
more, but the company also sells an inexpensive repair kit so you can easily
replace straps, foam sealant, etc. Like all lenses, they will fog up, but they
take a dose of clearing fluid much better than Speedos, IMHO. I don't have
the Barracuda number here, but if you e-mail me I'll look it up.
Quote:
>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
>always leaked.

>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
>digress.

>Hope this is of some help.
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