Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Paul Yeu » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00


For some reason or other my swim goggles keep fogging up. I've tried
spitting in them,using an anti-fog cloth ,toothpaste  but nothing seems
to work. I've just purchased the new TYR Technoflex goggles thinking that
perhaps my old googles didn't fit my face properly but it didn't work.

Does anyone have any suggestions,advice ?

Swimming Fast but Blind.
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Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Brad Wille » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>For some reason or other my swim goggles keep fogging up. I've tried
>spitting in them,using an anti-fog cloth ,toothpaste  but nothing seems
>to work. I've just purchased the new TYR Technoflex goggles thinking that
>perhaps my old googles didn't fit my face properly but it didn't work.

I have used the TYR anti-fogging drops and they seem to work.  I have found,
however, that when they keep the pool at the health club I usually swim at up
around 82-83 degrees F, there is not much way to keep them from fogging up.

Brad W.

 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Eric Rose » Tue, 27 Jun 1995 04:00:00

: Does anyone have any suggestions,advice ?

: Swimming Fast but Blind.
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I squirt a little hand soap on the lenses, then dunk them in the water
prior to putting them on.  Works great.  I've heard that using Johnson's
Baby Shanpoo is the best because it won't irritate your eyes.

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Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Wdh69 » Wed, 28 Jun 1995 04:00:00

<<<For some reason or other my swim goggles keep fogging up...Does anyone
have any suggestions,advice ?>>>

Paul:

I use speedo anti-fog drops.  Picked some up in Penticton last year and
has been the best $5 (Canadian) I ever spent.  I virtually have no fogging
problems now, indoor or out.  Good luck.  

Bill Hughlett

 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by T.J. Fr » Wed, 28 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
> For some reason or other my swim goggles keep fogging up. I've tried
> spitting in them,using an anti-fog cloth ,toothpaste  but nothing seems
> to work. I've just purchased the new TYR Technoflex goggles thinking that
> perhaps my old googles didn't fit my face properly but it didn't work.

> Does anyone have any suggestions,advice ?

> Swimming Fast but Blind.
> --
> Paul Yeung , Ottawa, Canada   SplisH SpLAsh !

I use two very simple methods to keep the fog levels down. first, put
your goggles on good before you even get in and get wet. If there is no
moisture in the goggle, it can't fog. Second, (sarcasm mode on) during
the course of workout, if your goggles fog, lift them off your face and
stick your thumbs in them to rub the moisture off.
it is both simple and cheap.

T.J.

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Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by BPSulliv » Wed, 28 Jun 1995 04:00:00

IMHO, for some reason the speedo drops work much better than the tyre
drops.
Brian Sullivan

 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by TriDan » Wed, 28 Jun 1995 04:00:00

Many new swim goggles have a small amount of mold release agent on them as
a normal part of their manufacturing.  A mild dish detergent or Crest
toothpaste will remove it.  After this point a normal mask Defogger from
any dive shop will keep them clear, but remember to wash off the chlorine
residue after each use.
I wash them along with my hair with an anti-chlorine shampoo.
Dan Herrema
USDivers  SE Rep.
 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Marcus S Per » Thu, 29 Jun 1995 04:00:00

: <<<For some reason or other my swim goggles keep fogging up...Does anyone
: have any suggestions,advice ?>>>

: Paul:

: I use speedo anti-fog drops.  Picked some up in Penticton last year and
: has been the best $5 (Canadian) I ever spent.  I virtually have no fogging
: problems now, indoor or out.  Good luck.  

: Bill Hughlett

Bill,
  I too use the speedo anti fog drops. How do you use them? I wash the
goggles clean with shampoo (it's handy in the showers) I then let them
dry completely and then apply one drop to each lens. I rub the drop
around the lens as little as possible (otherwise a few bubbles are
created) to create as smooth film as possible, to make the view
asdistortion free as possible. I then let the film dry and then go
swimming. I STILL get fogging. The pool isn't particularly warm, so I
don't think that's the problem. I wear Speedo pro plus Anti fog goggles
as they're the closest thing to leak free goggles I've found. Maybe the
antifog coating plus the drops are a bad combination? The antifog coating
lasts only several uses then I have to start using the drops. This too
only seems to last a few uses then they start to fog as well. I can't
afford to replace my goggles every few days so I'm looking for a
solution.
I've also noted that when the goggles leak and the water mixes with the
drops, if the water gets in ones eyes, it feels like battery acid. I HAVE
to stop swimming, rinse everything out and start swimming with half water
filled goggles with the top half fogged.
HELP ME

TriDork

 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Mike Stat » Mon, 03 Jul 1995 04:00:00

: IMHO, for some reason the speedo drops work much better than the tyre
: drops.
: Brian Sullivan

I drench em with Windex the night before.  Clean them first, then soak
them in Windex, then let them "drip dry".  It works great for about a
week then I repeat the procedure.  Also, I agree that you should put them
on before entering the water, let no water in there lest you remove the
"solution".  That is probably why anti-fog goggles begin fogging too
early;  we begin removing the anti-fog when we wash them with Chlorine at
each workout.

Mike Staton

Memphis TN

 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Jason B.MacDona » Fri, 14 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
><<<For some reason or other my swim goggles keep fogging up...Does anyone
>have any suggestions,advice ?>>>

Maybe this was already said, but forget spending any money. A little spit on
the inside and outside of you goggles will do quite fine. 1k ocean swims are
no problem for the free and plentyful bacteria that roam in your mouth :-)

jason

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Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Jim Simmo » Sat, 15 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>><<<For some reason or other my swim goggles keep fogging up...Does anyone
>>have any suggestions,advice ?>>>

>Maybe this was already said, but forget spending any money. A little spit on
>the inside and outside of you goggles will do quite fine. 1k ocean swims are
>no problem for the free and plentyful bacteria that roam in your mouth :-)

And your eyes are no problem for them either. Not me.
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Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Johnst » Sat, 15 Jul 1995 04:00:00

I got a tip from a swim specialist friend of mine who suggested cleaning
the inside of the lenses with any sort of dish soap before a work out.
It's worked well for me.

Gary J.

 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Ray Plotecia, Image Contr » Wed, 19 Jul 1995 04:00:00

Quote:

>  I got a tip from a swim specialist friend of mine who suggested cleaning
>  the inside of the lenses with any sort of dish soap before a work out.
>  It's worked well for me.

>  Gary J.

I wouldn't want to get any sort of dish soap in my eyes.  

We used to use baby shampoo.  It works just fine.  

In my current efforts to be humanely correct, I wonder if baby
shampoo is animal tested?  I just couldn't imagine all those little
bunnies swimming up and down the pool with baby shampoo in
their goggles!

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Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by Trih » Thu, 20 Jul 1995 04:00:00

baby shampoo works like a champ
 
 
 

Goggles Fogging -Suggestions ?

Post by peter.. » Sat, 22 Jul 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>>  I got a tip from a swim specialist friend of mine who suggested cleaning
>>  the inside of the lenses with any sort of dish soap before a work out.
>>  It's worked well for me.

>>  Gary J.

>I wouldn't want to get any sort of dish soap in my eyes.  

>We used to use baby shampoo.  It works just fine.  

>In my current efforts to be humanely correct, I wonder if baby
>shampoo is animal tested?  I just couldn't imagine all those little
>bunnies swimming up and down the pool with baby shampoo in
>their goggles!

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Hey Gary

        I don't know about you but I find it a lot easier to just spit in your
goggles to eliminate your fog problem.  I don't know if it has something to do
with an acid component in your goobber or what but I find it to be extremely
helpful.  Give it a try!