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Old 08-21-2018
pdschloss
 
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Default Suggestions on prescription goggles

I swam my first open water race this past weekend and really enjoyed it! Nearly all of my swimming has been in a pool and so it was great to see that I could swim the distance and do it without the thick black line to follow. I realized the night before the race that my vision is pretty horrible without my glasses and I haven't been able to wear contact lenses for a while. Thankfully, for the most part, most of the guide buoys ok to see - I could also follow the pack fairly well (I probably owe a 13 yr old girl a milkshake for letting me follow her!)

I really enjoyed swimming in the lake, but know that I need to do something about my vision problems. I was wondering whether anyone has recommendations on brands for prescription goggles and how to pick the right prescription for open water swimming.

Thanks!
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Old 08-23-2018
WFEGb WFEGb is offline
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Hello pdschloss,

I'm not sure, but I met TI-Coach Penny Wilkin last weekend. Seemed she had, so you might drop her a question related to your topic...

Best regards,
Werner

PS: Funny, forgot my own case... With my really watertight goggles I like to let my daywhile-lenses in. The goggles should be tight, because the lenses otherwise start to deteriorate when in contact with chlorine water... no problem in OW...

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Old 08-23-2018
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My wife wears something like this (cannot find the exact reference):
https://www.ebay.ch/itm/Optical-Swim...uDRou98Qa0IOiA

She says that they are actually very good, provided that the right lenses are fitted. She purchased goggles with different lens corrections to fit both her eyesight. By combining them, she has one spare pair of goggles.

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As for the contact lenses, where I live, it is strongly recommended to NOT wear them while swimming, even with swimming goggles. Should pathogens slide between the eye and the lens, the risk of infection, or worse, increases significantly. First, because the lens movements will rub the bacteria even more into the eye. Secondly, because it is wet and warm in there. With some luck, one forgets to remove the contact lenses during the night and the risk of infection gets even higher.

Sometimes, water leaks into the goggle. The water (which is possibly contaminated) is then in permanent contact with the eye, stirred, and in a warm environment (the inside of the goggle).

In my city, a young woman (in her twenties) lost her sight (one eye) because of that. Of course, it does not mean that swimming with contact lenses irremediably leads to blindness, but the risk exists, in particular in less than optimally clean waters (crowded swimming pools, among others).
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Old 08-24-2018
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Hello Abdargush,

thanks for your hints! Although I've never had such problems, seems I've to be a little more careful...

Best regards,
Werner
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Old 08-25-2018
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Default Zionor Rx Prescription Swimming Goggles

I have NO personal experience with this brand, but Zionor offers Rx Prescription Swimming Goggles for nearsightedness: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...6D2D14R50JJB02

The reviews on Amazon are positive. The price is remarkably cheap at US$25.99 with free shipping plus there’s an extra 10% off coupon (don’t know how long the coupon will be offered).

Good luck and if you buy a Zionor Rx Swim Goggle, I hope you'll share your experience and thoughts on it with us.

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Old 09-19-2018
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Thanks so much for asking this - I have some hand-me-down nearsighted goggles that my stepmother bought accidentally and it makes such a difference. Thanks for sharing some other brands, I'dm love to try them out and get a more exact prescription. Let us know how you get on! L
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