Prescription Swim Goggles

Written by Rylee Newton
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Whether you spend a lot of time in your local pool or your local lake, when you need prescription swim goggles, you have several options. The first decision you have to make with these swimming goggles is whether to buy eyewear with a general prescription or eyewear that meets your exact prescription. The decision is up to you--I can only tell you the benefits of both options.

You can find prescription swim goggles that are similar to the reading glasses you find at a pharmacy or drug store. These goggles feature corrective lenses that match a range of typical prescriptions. If you have mild vision problems these goggles can help you see well under water. These goggles are less expensive and do not require extra time to prepare the lenses,

When Do You Need Prescription Swim Goggles?

You can also custom order your prescription swim goggles. If you are extremely nearsighted or farsighted, or you have astigmatism these goggles are the choice for you. If you have used non-prescription goggles in the past, you won't believe the difference in performance when your vision is clear. These goggles tend to be more expensive, and take a little extra time to customize, but you will find they are worth it.

If you're into action sports like triathlons you have some extra things to consider when purchasing goggles. When you swim outdoors, you need to find goggles that protect you from the sun's harmful rays. It's also a good idea to find anti-fog coatings on the lenses. Anything you can do to increase your performance is always recommended.

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