prescription goggles

prescription goggles

Post by Mark Steve » Fri, 26 Jun 1992 20:30:09


Does anyone know who sells prescription goggles ?

Mark

 
 
 

prescription goggles

Post by E Andrew Mondo » Sat, 27 Jun 1992 06:22:08


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|> Does anyone know who sells prescription goggles ?
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|> Mark

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Your local optometrist should be able to supply prescription swim goggles.
At least, that's where I got mine.
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 
 
 

prescription goggles

Post by <IAD.. » Fri, 26 Jun 1992 23:09:16



Quote:

>Does anyone know who sells prescription goggles ?

>Mark

Yes. Barracuda:Skyline NW Corporation 0224 SW Hamilton Street, Portland, Ore.,
97201. 1-800-547-8664. I placed my order by phone, and I love the goggles. Also
 Barracuda sells repair kits so you can replace the foam seal and the straps,
which will wear out, and not have to replace the lenses. I have no $ interest,
just a very happy customer!

George Cathcart
Arizona State University

 
 
 

prescription goggles

Post by E Andrew Mondo » Sat, 27 Jun 1992 23:58:32



|> |>
|> |> Does anyone know who sells prescription goggles ?
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|> |> Mark
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|> Your local optometrist should be able to supply prescription swim goggles.
              ^^^^^^^^^^^
I meant to say "optician" here.  Oh, well.

|> At least, that's where I got mine.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 
 
 

prescription goggles

Post by Bruce Chen » Sun, 28 Jun 1992 05:19:16

Quote:

>>Mark

>Yes. Barracuda:Skyline NW Corporation 0224 SW Hamilton Street, Portland, Ore.,
>97201. 1-800-547-8664. I placed my order by phone, and I love the goggles. Also
> Barracuda sells repair kits so you can replace the foam seal and the straps,
>which will wear out, and not have to replace the lenses. I have no $ interest,
>just a very happy customer!

I had a pair of Barracuda's and the foam seal wasn't fitting right, so I
went down to office (I live near Portland) to get a repair kit. They looked
at the goggles and said "These don't look right.  Here, have another pair
free."  I was impressed.  They could have sold me a repair kit and forgotten
about me, but they cared enough about their product to go that extra mile
for a satisfied customer.

Now for the "sort of ...."  I don't actually wear these goggles anymore.
Despite the claim of molding to virtually anyone's head, they didn't to
mine.  So I now wear Arena goggles.  I'm not blaming Barracuda, it just
didn't work out.

Bruce Cheney

 
 
 

prescription goggles

Post by Mike Gilson ............... x 31 » Sat, 27 Jun 1992 18:24:04



Quote:

>Does anyone know who sells prescription goggles ?

>Mark

The following is a rerun of an article that I posted to
rec.sport.triathlon last summer.  I now own two pair of
these goggles and am very satisfied.  To my knowledge,
these are the least expensive presc. goggles available.

Disclaimer: I have no $$$ interest in whether you
purchase these goggles or not.  
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19 Aug 1991

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...

Mike Gilson


 
 
 

prescription goggles

Post by Lee Casu » Sat, 04 Jul 1992 05:30:58

I had been looking for some way to be able to see the pace clock for a
long time.  First I pursued contacts, but my perscription is such that
the contacts cost $350.  I bailed on that and just forced myself in to
the lane that was close to the clock.  On a lark, I asked the optician
if he made perscription goggles for far sited people.  To my utter
suprise he said yes.  They were kind of expensive ($100), but I
certainly do not regret the expense.  Now I can see the clock from
anywhere and can even tell how fast I'm going (not well that 100 was
somewhere between 1:00 and 1:05).  Talk to your optician.  If she
can't accommodate you, find one that can!

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