Goggles for weak-sighted?

Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by jaffst » Thu, 07 May 1992 07:15:57


Quote:

>    If anuone knows addresses where to ask goggles for
>near-sighted I'd be very grateful! Here in Finland
>it's impossible to get that kind of equipment - please help me! Any
>opinions about using contact lenses with goggles in swimming would be
>appreciated.  I have now glasses with -3.0 and -2.5 lenses and
>orienteering in open water (triathlons) is rather difficult now.

>    Olli

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You might want to try:
Adolph Kiefer & Associates
1750 Harding Rd.
Northfield, IL 60093

Kiefer's is a HUGE mail order place, and most of the top swim teams in the
midwest order from there.

aron

 
 
 

Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Olli Pihlajam » Thu, 07 May 1992 12:51:42

        If anuone knows addresses where to ask goggles for
near-sighted I'd be very grateful! Here in Finland
it's impossible to get that kind of equipment - please help me! Any
opinions about using contact lenses with goggles in swimming would be
appreciated.  I have now glasses with -3.0 and -2.5 lenses and
orienteering in open water (triathlons) is rather difficult now.

        Olli

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Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Chris Land » Thu, 07 May 1992 23:34:05

Quote:
>opinions about using contact lenses with goggles in swimming would be
>appreciated.  I have now glasses with -3.0 and -2.5 lenses and
>orienteering in open water (triathlons) is rather difficult now.

        I've found contacts with goggles to be very effective.  I used
        to wear them in the pool but found that the chlorine tended
        to irritate my eyes withthe contacts in.  I've had no problem
        wearing them in open water, though.  It's especially nice in
        a triathlon because I hate to wear prescription glasses on the
        bike or run.  I suppose there's a slight chance of getting
        your goggles kicked off or something during a tri start, but
        I think that chance is pretty small.

        BTW, my lenses are in the -3.5 to -4.0 range.

        chris

 
 
 

Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Rich Birnba » Fri, 08 May 1992 05:11:13

I may have picked up on this thread late so sorry if this was mentioned...

You can get prescription swimming goggles. My eyes are pretty bad and the
goggles have opened up a new world for me when swimming - I can see!
They don't fully correct my vision - they do nothing for my astigmatism,
but then again, I'm not reading underwater books.

I don't know how much they cost because my optomitrist is my dad :-)

 
 
 

Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Katri Hui » Fri, 08 May 1992 05:51:21

As someone already mentioned, contacts seem to work fine with goggles, but
you should be careful when diving in etc. (I have lost one lense this way).
If you use Acuvue or some other disposable lenses, the loss of one lense
sets you back only about a week's cost...
Oh, another thing: if you mail order your lenses from the U.S., be sure
that they know how your presription strength was determined--at least one
optometrician got the strength of mine off by 0.5 units when compared to
my Finnish description and claimed that it was because of different scale
or something...

Jari.

 
 
 

Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Mike Gilson ............... x 31 » Fri, 08 May 1992 01:38:30



Quote:

>    If anuone knows addresses where to ask goggles for
> near-sighted I'd be very grateful! Here in Finland
> it's impossible to get that kind of equipment - please help me! Any
> opinions about using contact lenses with goggles in swimming would be
> appreciated.  I have now glasses with -3.0 and -2.5 lenses and
> orienteering in open water (triathlons) is rather difficult now.

>    Olli

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>  ! Olli Pihlajamaa, Palovartijantie 17 E 64, 00750 HELSINKI, FINLAND !

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A repost from last August:

Last week I picked up some off-the-shelf prescription swim goggles.  I have
been looking for something like this since hearing about them two years ago,
but have been unable to locate any until now.

The goggles are made by Sprint and are labeled according to prescription power,
e.g., -5.50, -4.00, etc.  They have clear lenses which have been treated with
some anti-fog material.  Other than that the goggles are like any others that I
have seen.  Cost: $18 (US).

I got my prescription from my optician and purchased the appropriate power
goggles.  The lenses are reading quality, although the lenses are small
compared to conventional glasses.  I used them in a triathlon this weekend and
found that actually seeing the course markers, which were very far apart, was
quite helpful; my swim split was about 10% faster than usual since I was able
to stay on course.

You may order a pair from:

        Circle City Swimwear
        5036 E. 62nd St.
        Indianapolis, IN   46220
        (317) 257-7946

Have your credit card handy...

        NOTE: I don't know if they can handle international orders!

Mike Gilson


 
 
 

Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Tom Bart » Fri, 08 May 1992 06:44:24

|>
|> >opinions about using contact lenses with goggles in swimming would be
|> >appreciated.  I have now glasses with -3.0 and -2.5 lenses and
|> >orienteering in open water (triathlons) is rather difficult now.
|> >
|>   I've found contacts with goggles to be very effective.  I used
|>   to wear them in the pool but found that the chlorine tended
|>   to irritate my eyes withthe contacts in.  I've had no problem
|>   wearing them in open water, though.  It's especially nice in
|>   a triathlon because I hate to wear prescription glasses on the
|>   bike or run.  I suppose there's a slight chance of getting
|>   your goggles kicked off or something during a tri start, but
|>   I think that chance is pretty small.
|>
|>   BTW, my lenses are in the -3.5 to -4.0 range.
|>
|>   chris

I have worn my contacts under my goggles at every workout for the past several
years.  The chlorine tends to dry them out, but I put in a few drops of
saline solution before bed, and that seems to help.

I am told that most of the chlorine iritation comes from chlorine fumes
near the surface of the pool, so that if you keep your goggles on all the
time, chlorine may not be able to enter.  I never do that though..... :-}

BTW, my lenses are both around 6.0.  I use disposables, because the
extended wear tended to not last as long as they were supposed to when I
wore them under my goggles.  So, I get new lenses every week.

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Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by cca.. » Fri, 08 May 1992 19:21:08

Quote:


> |>
> |> >opinions about using contact lenses with goggles in swimming would be
> |> >appreciated.  I have now glasses with -3.0 and -2.5 lenses and
> |> >orienteering in open water (triathlons) is rather difficult now.
> |> >
> |>      I've found contacts with goggles to be very effective.  I used
> |>      to wear them in the pool but found that the chlorine tended
> |>      to irritate my eyes withthe contacts in.  I've had no problem
> |>      wearing them in open water, though.  It's especially nice in
> |>      a triathlon because I hate to wear prescription glasses on the
> |>      bike or run.  I suppose there's a slight chance of getting
> |>      your goggles kicked off or something during a tri start, but
> |>      I think that chance is pretty small.
> |>
> |>      BTW, my lenses are in the -3.5 to -4.0 range.
> |>
> |>      chris

> I have worn my contacts under my goggles at every workout for the past several
> years.  The chlorine tends to dry them out, but I put in a few drops of
> saline solution before bed, and that seems to help.

> I am told that most of the chlorine iritation comes from chlorine fumes
> near the surface of the pool, so that if you keep your goggles on all the
> time, chlorine may not be able to enter.  I never do that though..... :-}

> BTW, my lenses are both around 6.0.  I use disposables, because the
> extended wear tended to not last as long as they were supposed to when I
> wore them under my goggles.  So, I get new lenses every week.

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> Systems Engineer                   vmail: 8047
> SGI - Dallas                               phone: 214-788-4122

 Contrary to the above opinions my optician advised against wearing contacts
 in the swimming pool. She was of the opinion that there was little chance of
 losing a lens ( especially soft ones ) and also said that the chlorine would
 not affect them. However swimming pools especially public ones are a vast soup
 of all sorts of interesting bugs which would just love to set up home in the
 comfortable environment of your contacts leading to possible serious eye
 infections.

 Andy

 
 
 

Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Bill Fisch » Sat, 09 May 1992 04:42:09

Quote:


>>        If anuone knows addresses where to ask goggles for
>>near-sighted I'd be very grateful! Here in Finland

>You might want to try:
>Adolph Kiefer & Associates
>1750 Harding Rd.
>Northfield, IL 60093

>Kiefer's is a HUGE mail order place, and most of the top swim teams in the
>midwest order from there.

I am affiliated with the Kiefer Sports Group. For what it's worth, they
have moved. New address is:

        Adolph Kiefer and Associates
        4211 Highway 173
        Zion, IL 60099

        800-323-4071
        708-872-8866


                     or   {well connected}!clout!kiefer!aka!chip

There ya go!

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Goggles for weak-sighted?

Post by Ron Lipsi » Sun, 10 May 1992 04:36:31

        Wearing contact lenses in goggles is fine for some.  I find
        my eyes are normally dry and chlorine really irritates them.
        This is an annoyance and normally should not stop you.

        On the other hand...  I have torric lenses to correct astigmatism,
        so although my Rx is ~1.5 diopters I find that if I swim with
        them the weights will help rotate the lenses 90 degrees after a
        while, and my contact corrected vision becomes a ~3 diopter blurr
        in the opposite astigmatism.  Since each eye has a different
        astigmatic axis this generates headaches.

        Ron Lipsius