What are ANTI FOG goggles !

What are ANTI FOG goggles !

Post by Atul Ja » Sat, 08 Aug 1992 10:41:41


I have seen anti fog goggles in goggle shops . In fact the goggle I am using
right now also claims that it has an anti fog coating . But it does not seem
to work . I always get the fog when swimming . Are there any REAL anti fog
goggles . Is anybody using them and they are working fine?
        Or anti fog meeans something else?
 
 
 

What are ANTI FOG goggles !

Post by Steve Goldfie » Sun, 09 Aug 1992 01:03:52

#>I have seen anti fog goggles in goggle shops . In fact the goggle I am using
#>right now also claims that it has an anti fog coating . But it does not seem
#>to work . I always get the fog when swimming . Are there any REAL anti fog
#>goggles . Is anybody using them and they are working fine?
#>   Or anti fog meeans something else?

Antifog goggles have a coating that is supposed to inhibit
the condensation that fogs up the goggles. Unfortunately
it seems to wear off over time. While the coating is working,
it usually works better if you smear some saliva on the inside
of the goggle before putting it on.

Steve Goldfield

 
 
 

What are ANTI FOG goggles !

Post by Suzanne Roat,Chevron,(5 » Sun, 09 Aug 1992 02:08:44


Quote:

>#>I have seen anti fog goggles in goggle shops . In fact the goggle I am using
>#>right now also claims that it has an anti fog coating . But it does not seem
>#>to work . I always get the fog when swimming . Are there any REAL anti fog
>#>goggles . Is anybody using them and they are working fine?
>#>       Or anti fog meeans something else?

>Antifog goggles have a coating that is supposed to inhibit
>the condensation that fogs up the goggles. Unfortunately
>it seems to wear off over time. While the coating is working,
>it usually works better if you smear some saliva on the inside
>of the goggle before putting it on.

>Steve Goldfield

I just bought a new pair of "Anti-fog" goggles.  You can hardly buy anything else
these days.  I decided to test the capabilities of these no-fog gogs so I did not
do my usual***ing routine and kept them dry while putting them on before
getting in the pool.  Ha!  No such luck.  Within 2 laps, I had a great, vision
obscuring fog coating both lenses.  I tool them off and***ed them and had no
fog after that.  I have always***ed my goggles and given them one quick pool-water
rinse before putting them on and never had a fog problem.  This has worked for me for
20 years.  This "Anti-fog" stuff is a ploy to raise the price of goggles in my
opinion.

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Suzanne Roat                            Phone:  (510) 242-5313 Voice
Chevron Research and Technology Company         (510) 242-4647 FAX

Richmond, CA  94802-0627

 
 
 

What are ANTI FOG goggles !

Post by Derick Siddoway - lo » Sun, 09 Aug 1992 07:12:56


Quote:

> I just bought a new pair of "Anti-fog" goggles.  You can hardly buy anything else
> these days.  I decided to test the capabilities of these no-fog gogs so I did not
> do my usual***ing routine and kept them dry while putting them on before
> getting in the pool.  Ha!  No such luck.  Within 2 laps, I had a great, vision
> obscuring fog coating both lenses.  I tool them off and***ed them and had no
> fog after that.  I have always***ed my goggles and given them one quick pool-water
> rinse before putting them on and never had a fog problem.  This has worked for me for
> 20 years.  This "Anti-fog" stuff is a ploy to raise the price of goggles in my
> opinion.

> ---
> Suzanne Roat                               Phone:  (510) 242-5313 Voice
> Chevron Research and Technology Company            (510) 242-4647 FAX

> Richmond, CA  94802-0627

My father, who is(was) a science teacher, claimed that the saliva routine
we all go through merely cleans the inside of the goggles.  He said that
the fog only accumulates on dirty goggles.  FWIW...

loki (Derick Siddoway)