Perscription Goggles (was:goggles)

Perscription Goggles (was:goggles)

Post by Leo Margeli » Thu, 26 Jan 1995 02:47:13


Quote:

> ..... I think that any swimmer has a bucket of goggles in the closet.  It
> seems to me that it's trial-and-error, and you don't really know if they
> fit until you've done a workout.  So you buy a pair, swim in them, fiddle
> with them every lap, have a worthless workout, get mad, and toss them in
> the bucket.  Repeat until you find a pair that works.

While we are in the subject of goggles, anyone knows the approximate cost of
perscription goggles?  Swimming with contacts is confidence-reducing, I have
found, especially in crowded races when your goggles can be knocked off very
easily.  thanks.
 
 
 

Perscription Goggles (was:goggles)

Post by Robert E. Druzins » Fri, 27 Jan 1995 09:21:47


Quote:

>> ..... I think that any swimmer has a bucket of goggles in the closet.  It
>> seems to me that it's trial-and-error, and you don't really know if they
>> fit until you've done a workout.  So you buy a pair, swim in them, fiddle
>> with them every lap, have a worthless workout, get mad, and toss them in
>> the bucket.  Repeat until you find a pair that works.

>While we are in the subject of goggles, anyone knows the approximate cost of
>perscription goggles?  Swimming with contacts is confidence-reducing, I have
>found, especially in crowded races when your goggles can be knocked off very
>easily.  thanks.

Several manufacturers make goggles with corrective lenses.  These are not made
 to order prescriptions.  The lenses come in 1/2 diopter corrections from, I
 believe, -1.0 to -4.0, and cost around $30/ pair.  I think Arena and TYR
make them.  I use a pair made by I-SPI.

They work well and allowed me to find the starting line, marker buoys, and
shore in my first tri last summer.

Robert Druzinsky
Dept. of Physiology
Northwestern University

 
 
 

Perscription Goggles (was:goggles)

Post by R.E.Jimis » Fri, 27 Jan 1995 05:00:47


says...

Quote:

>> ..... I think that any swimmer has a bucket of goggles in the closet.
 It
>> seems to me that it's trial-and-error, and you don't really know if
they
>> fit until you've done a workout.  So you buy a pair, swim in them,
fiddle
>> with them every lap, have a worthless workout, get mad, and toss them
in
>> the bucket.  Repeat until you find a pair that works.

>While we are in the subject of goggles, anyone knows the approximate
cost of
>perscription goggles?  Swimming with contacts is confidence-reducing, I
have
>found, especially in crowded races when your goggles can be knocked off
very
>easily.  thanks.

There are a variety of models and costs available but all have the same
fit problems of non-Rx goggles.  Try to get your local optometrist to
order some samples for you to try without Rx before you spend the bucks
on the prescription lenses.  If he/she has trouble finding resources for
goggles, e-mail me.