>> PRESCRIPTION GOGGLES! As a new reader of the group, explain to me what
>> they are. I'm a rather confused Brit, who finds the whole idea a bit
>> strange. I don't think we've got such a thing in this country.
>They're goggles with corrective lenses. If you're visually impaired
>(that means you can't see, not that you're ugly :-)), it opens an
>entirely new world under water. Besides being able to read the
>pace clock from anywhere in the pool, you also get to see all the
>crud floating and sinking in the water. Once you've seen this
>stuff, you'll make doubly sure not to swallow any pool water!
It sounds a pretty good idea to me. I know you can get these special
goggles, though not on prescription in Britain (We have a very stingy
Government who are busy trying to privatise our health service, so
there is no chance of them taking up such a good idea. The mere idea
of them spending money on anything gives them multiple corinaries), but
oh boy do you have to pay.
It could be argued though, that such a thing is not really necessary, as
it is not important to peoples livelyhoods (someone will probably give
examples to the contrary). It seems a little strange to waste money
on goggles when there are more important things to spend money on.
This is especially true in Britain - the money is better spent to save
someones life, rather than to help people see in the water.
Anyway thanks Lee, and the other person who mailed me, but who's name
UGLY!!! WHAT ARE YOU IMPLYING LEE. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I LOOK
"Hippies - 200 yards, kick your own."
Seen on a farm sign, somewhere in rural England.