How do Prescription Swim Goggles Work in Both Air and Water?

How do Prescription Swim Goggles Work in Both Air and Water?

Posted by Goggles N More on 15th Oct 2021

Have you ever tried to look underwater while swimming? Usually, the result is pretty blurry, which is why most people prefer to wear swim goggles or prescription swim goggles.

But, what if you need glasses? Do swim goggles still work then?

The answer is yes, but you’ll need a pair of prescription swim goggles tailored to your unique prescription needs. Prescription swim goggles are the perfect solution for those who require vision correction.

These are just a couple of the most common questions we get from our customers. Here’s what you need to know about how you’re able to see in prescription swim goggles both above and below the water.

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Understanding How Swim Goggles Work

To understand why you can clearly see, you need to know how swim goggles work in general.

When you put on swim goggles, the ring around the outside creates a little pocket of air between your eyes and the lenses. It also forms a bit of a gasket which helps to keep the water out. You’re able to see clearly underwater while wearing the goggles because of that air pocket.

Swim goggles have been around for hundreds of years. They are used in a variety of different activities, ranging from something as simple as a fun summer afternoon at the neighborhood pool to more intricate deep-sea diving excursions.

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Made To Prescription Swim Goggles

Much like glasses, swim goggles can be made specifically to fit your exact vision prescription. This is often done in cases where you or your child usually wear glasses instead of contact lenses for vision correction.

To make vision possible, a special coating is added to the prescription swim goggles lens. The result is almost identical to wearing your current pair of glasses but gives you the benefit of seeing clearly below the water’s surface.

These prescription swim goggles can be worn when you aren’t in the water and need clear vision for things like lounging poolside or walking around on the beach.

While we don’t recommend wearing them everywhere—imagine the looks you would get from strangers!—they have all the same functionality as a typical pair of prescription glasses.

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Kids Prescription Swim Goggles

While we offer designs for all age groups, we especially love our children’s prescription swim goggles. Available for nearly any age level, they’re available in fun colors and have a secure fit for optimum comfort.

Another benefit of prescription swim goggles? There’s no need to worry about where they left their regular glasses while having so much fun. You can tuck their daily prescription glasses safely away while at the pool or beach, enjoying peace of mind in knowing the goggles can help them see during their water adventures.

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Prescription Swim Goggles for Kids and Adults

We offer a wide range of prescription swim goggles for both children and adults. Whether you’re an avid swimmer taking part in athletic events or simply just want to make pool time more comfortable for the little ones, we have the right size and style to suit your needs. Please check out our current inventory to learn more about the different styles, colors, and fit options available for the whole family. Learn more on how prescription swim goggles work.

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