Contacts?

Contacts?

Post by Mark Be » Wed, 19 Aug 1992 23:45:48


Do any of you wear contact lenses while you swim?  If so, what type of goggles
do you use?

Thanks.

 
 
 

Contacts?

Post by Alexander K » Sat, 22 Aug 1992 23:13:58

(Mark sez)

Quote:
>Do any of you wear contact lenses while you swim?  If so, what type of goggles
>do you use?

I wear contact lenses when I swim .  Not so much to see but because I can't
be bothered.  I've gone through several goggles but I find that the best are
the Itech 'swedish' goggles.  These provide the best seal and there is no
foam or *** to get destroyed.  One word of caution though is stay away from
other swimmers.  If you get an arm in the face it could really hurt.

 
 
 

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Post by sven anders » Sun, 23 Aug 1992 00:37:34

Quote:

>>Do any of you wear contact lenses while you swim?  If so, what type of goggles
>>do you use?

I wear gas permeable contacts and the $5 Speedo foam-padded goggles.
I've been swimming regularly this way with no problem for about 4
years.  Well...a couple of times a contact popped out, but then it
just fell into my goggles and I popped it back in.  (I *don't* wear
contacts when I run.  Too expensive.)
--

Sven Anderson
Phonetics Laboratory
Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

 
 
 

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Post by Pat Smi » Fri, 28 Aug 1992 02:55:25

Quote:


> > Do any of you wear contact lenses while you swim?  If so, what type of goggles
> > do you use?

> I just got contacts (soft) a year or two ago I've been using the same
> goggles (Hind) for 10+ years.  Swimming is one of the safer activities
> I do with contacts in.  When watching TV I can stick my fingers in my
> eyes - not so with goggles on (but then everyone's green;-)

> --
> Jeff Dalton                    If a train station is where a train stops,

> ESL Inc., S'vale CA                            

I used to swim with contacts till I got prescription goggles.  My inlaws are
living in Hong Kong and you can buy these goggles quite easily there - no
script required.  The goggles are decent quality - nothing super professional
but I am a recreational swimmer.  I think these goggles were kind of
expensive however.
 
 
 

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Post by Mike Fishm » Tue, 25 Aug 1992 12:51:39

Quote:

>Do any of you wear contact lenses while you swim?  If so, what type of goggles
>do you use?

>Thanks.

Even if you don't wear contacts, I am curious to hear a discussion about goggles

I have always had a a hard time finding something comfortable AND watertight.
Either i found eye-gougers, or leaky plastic. (OK, be kind to me now...)

For the last 8 months, I've been using dolphin goggles. I get them for ~$3
and treat them like they are disposable.. they ARE disposable, since I usually
toss them out after 6-8 weeks. BUT I like the large surface area of the cups
and I haven't lost a contact yet ;-) Also, that's swimming 5 times/week and
cooking my gym bag in the car while I work all day.. I think the heat takes
more out of the goggles than the pool.

Opinions? Any other brands which might make me happy? Prices? Construction?

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Post by Bohdan Rekshynsk » Fri, 28 Aug 1992 04:00:00

I remember reading some years ago in a reputable health newsletter that a rare
eye problems can ensue when wearing contact lens whilst swimming.  I have found
that just wearing goggles appears to give me better vision.  There also are now
available off-the-shelf goggles which emulate close to one's prescription!

                                                Bohdan

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Post by Myrna Ta » Sat, 29 Aug 1992 11:57:52

I have a few friends who were their contacts while swimming and
all use goggles.  Clorine does great things for your eyes, so just
imagine what it can do to your contacts?

Barracuda (SP?) makes perscrition goggles.  They are kind of on
the expensive side, but I hear they are worth it if you don't
want to deal with contacts.

Bottom line is if you're going to wear your contact and want to
use goggles, you can get tons of recommendations on the make and
model, but  you need to get the style that fits your face shape
and gives you a complete seal.  If you take the goggles and press
the eye pieces (without the strap on), you'll know that you get
a prefect seal if you feel suction and they sick to your face for
a few seconds.  If you try them on with the strap on, every one
you try on will feel like they seal perfectly.

Hope this helps!
matty