Swimming Goggles

Written by Rylee Newton
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Unlike ski goggles (where the biggest problem is fog), swimming goggles have to fight two problems--fog and leakage. The first problem obstructs your view, and the second problem causes unnecessary discomfort or irritation to the eyes. Both of these problems can be addressed when you find the right goggles.

The best swimming goggles provide you with the kind of comfortable foam that doesn't irritate the sensitive area around the eyes. Many people complain about those red circles that form around the eyes after they take off their goggles. This is a result of low-grade materials and suction that is too tight. You can achieve the same leak-proof advantage by finding goggles designed to fit the shape of your eye and the bone around it.

Features of the Best Swimming Goggles

Many swimming goggles are equipped with some sort of anti-fog protection. This is typically achieved through the use of a coating that covers the lens. When you find goggles that effectively stop the formation of moisture, you can spend more time thinking about your overall performance. If the coating wears over time you can apply an anti-fog spray for continued results.

For people who swim in the great outdoors, it's always important to find goggles that provide protection from the sun's harmful ultra violet rays. Although you spend most of your time under the surface of the water, you are still exposed to the sun. This helps prevent sunburn and other damage to your vision from long-term exposure. You can also customize your goggles with prescription lenses to help see better while you swim.

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