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Prescription swimming goggles

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Destination, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. [YG]Bug-Eyed

    Gangster

    Joined: Oct 16, 2003

    Posts: 328

    Location: Stocksfield, Northumberland

    Depends how often you go to the pool. To be fair I’m only once every month or 2 with the little one, and then would usually just put glasses on afterwards. I don’t where contacts every day as my eyes aren’t too bad at all, only wear glasses for driving, tv, presentations, etc usually.
     
  2. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,855

    Location: Woolyback Country

    This is my thinking too,Why do you need to have glasses for swimming?
    So you can see clearly the small,tight Bikini`s ?;):D:D:D
     
  3. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 19, 2004

    Posts: 16,764

    Location: Kiel, Germany

    Not sure if this helps but I bought a pair of the approximate ones - you can buy each lense seperately to match differences between your eyes - and they're fine. Yeah they don't correct for my astigmatism (which is pretty bad) but, honesty, you don't need to see that well when you're swimming anyway.
     
  4. cyber69

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 16, 2009

    Posts: 1,680

    Location: Loogabarooga

    Aqua sphere eagle goggles from Amazon, then change out the lenses to suit your prescription.
     
  5. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

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    Location: Kiel, Germany

    Spoken like someone with good eyesight.
     
  6. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

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    Location: Northern England

    Excellent explanation. Thanks. Top post.
     
  7. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,855

    Location: Woolyback Country

    Why do you need to be able to see 20 /20 though?
    Serious question.or is your eyesight that bad that you can`t see the thick line or end wall :)
     
  8. MonsterMoshi

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 16, 2011

    Posts: 1,320

    Location: Staffordshire

    This!

    My main issue was reading the clock for timing laps, not being late for work etc
    Been wearing Ortho-K lenses for 4 years and not had to worry about loosing an eye (or lenses) when swimming
    Best decision I made
     
  9. Destination

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 31, 2009

    Posts: 19,038

    Well it is actually for playing with my daughter in the pool and sea while on holiday, my vision without glasses is so poor I couldn't tell if there was water in the pool or not.
    I could barely make out the blue line, and I couldn't make out the wall at the end of the pool easily.
    If I go to the sea, I either wade to waist/chest height, and wear my glasses, as if i don't I could lose/misplace my daughter.
    I'd like to have the option for better vision than the basic dioptre goggles afford, and get full prescription one.
    Just wondering if anyone had done it previously.
     
  10. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,855

    Location: Woolyback Country

    @Destination Thanks for your reply
    I can see (no pun intended :D ) why you lot want them now
    I am `lucky` in that i only wear glasses for TV and reading.I don`t wear them for general use
     
  11. Dis86

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 23, 2011

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    Hey look, someone answered the question without being a whiney little gimp!
    That sucks destination but glad there are options out there.
     
  12. bJN

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 23, 2009

    Posts: 3,264

    Location: Norwich

    Personally I use daily lenses. I don't actually wear them every day (depending on what I'm doing at work that day) so I do get a build-up of spare lenses to use. As above, change them as soon as I'm out of the water and stick glasses on or new lenses in.
     
  13. bainbridge

    Mobster

    Joined: Dec 9, 2009

    Posts: 3,090

    Location: Bristol

    This
     
  14. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Jul 12, 2005

    Posts: 17,598

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Are these any good for you? I ordered 2 pairs of reading glasses for them in their recent flash sale for £11.85 including delivery and they are perfect. Good customer service too.
     
  15. Destination

    Capodecina

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    They are like the ones I have correct one type but not everything.
    Ta anyway, Was mostly looking personal experience from anyone who had full prescription ones made, or bought, where they got them, and how much they paid.

    Looks to be £85-£125.
     
  16. jpaul

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 1, 2010

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    what's a link for a full prescription contenders ?

    for pool swimming goggles inevitably get knocked and suffer some handling scratches. eg applying anti-fog so last maybe 2years. Skirts perish&delaminate irrespective of use too.
    poly-carbonate that some full prescription offer, whilst hard and easy to grind accurately, has chromatic aberration, so can appear like a prism ..
    so I would be after return if not happy for >=£180
     
  17. Bassmansam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

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    Woah, what is your prescription?
     
  18. Destination

    Capodecina

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    Something like this

    https://www.sportseyeweardirect.co.uk/Aquaviz-Swim-Mask-with-insert-to-prescription-

    or
    https://www.sportseyeweardirect.co.uk/Seac-Sub-Full-Prescription-Swimming-Goggles
     
  19. Mr Jack

    Capodecina

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    Location: Kiel, Germany

    Ask stupid questions, get stupid answers.
     
  20. Dis86

    Capodecina

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    And yet it clearly wasn't as multiple people had the same question and someone was able to give a reasonable answer.

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