How Can I Keep My Swim Goggles From Fogging Up?

How Can I Keep My Swim Goggles From Fogging Up?

Posted by Goggles N More on 9th Aug 2019

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Swimming goggles play a crucial role in someone's swimming experience. Whether someone is swimming competitively or just for recreation, a proper pair of swim goggles can dramatically improve someone's vision, improving their experience and even providing some swimmers with a competitive advantage. While some people may not realize it, swimming is hard work and people sweat while they are swimming. This sweat will produce a fog that can spread to the lenses, making it hard to see. Fortunately, there are some easy tips and tricks that people can employ to reduce the severity of the fog that clouds the lenses of the swim goggles.

Investing in Anti-Fog Goggles

One of the easiest ways to prevent the swim goggles from fogging up is to purchase a pair of  anti-fog sgoggles. These swimming goggles have been designed with a special coating from the factory that will prevent fog from taking over. It can be helpful to rinse the pair of goggles with some fresh, cold water prior to putting them on. This will improve the activity of the anti-fog coating. It is important for everyone to remember that this anti-fog coating will wear off over time. With proper care (such as rinsing the goggles and letting them dry completely), this anti-fog coating may last longer. Once the coating wears off, the vision through the lenses will start to become blurry. New lenses (or a new pair of goggles) will need to be purchased when this happens. The coating itself cannot be replaced.

Using Anti-Fog Wipes

There are many types of goggles, particularly prescription swim goggles, that do not come with an anti-fog coating. Fortunately, there is a solution. There are  anti-fog wipes and sprays that can be applied to the lenses themselves. These vary in their application and it will be important to take a look at the instructions carefully prior to use. These are effective options that will last for the duration of the swim. These substances do need to be applied prior to use but they can dramatically improve someone's vision underwater.

Remain Cool in the Water

The swim goggles start to fog up when people sweat because the perspiration spreads to the lenses, building up on them. One of the ways to prevent this from happening is to remain cool in the water. This means drinking cold water or sports drinks to keep the core body temperature. When taking breaks between laps or swims, it can be helpful to splash cold water on the face or to exit the water, allowing the body to cool down. When the body stops sweating, the fog on the lenses should improve as well. Sometimes, simply venting the swim goggles will be enough to clear them up.

Adding a Small Layer of Water

While this might sound counter intuitive because swim goggles are meant to prevent water from entering near the eyes, adding a very thin film of water can protect the lenses against fog. The slightest layer of water is needed because, when someone puts their face in the water, the water will layer out across the swim goggle lenses. This will prevent fog from building up on the lenses, allowing someone to see clearly. If someone is swimming in salt water, it will probably be better to use fresh water in the swim goggles. The salt water can burn the eyes.

Preventing Fog on the Lenses of the Goggles

There are some swim goggles that are actually made to be anti-fog that can provide a significant advantage over a standard pair of swim goggles. Try out some of the tips and tricks discussed above. If these fail to provide any significant results, it is probably a good idea to try a pair of goggles that have been designed to be anti-fog. Nobody should have to deal with fog clouding their vision underwater. There are plenty of  anti-fog goggles available that can make this problem a worry of the past.

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