Buying goggles can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. You’ll find lots of articles out there telling you what to look for while some are better than others. In the end, it all comes down to personal preference since each pair is different. There’s no way I could cover everything in this one article so I’ve put together a list of my top tips that aim to help you make the most informed decision possible.
The first thing to do is to decide if you want goggles with or without prescription lenses. If you want them with prescription lenses, you will need to contact the manufacturer and request a fitting kit. This usually consists of a form for your optometrist to fill out, and a self-addressed envelope for him or her to send it back in, along with the prescription. The manufacturer will then make you a custom pair of goggles that fits your eyes perfectly!
Looking for the best Goggles
Check if the goggles are comfortable and easy to try
When trying on goggles, make sure the strap over your head is adjusted properly – it should be tight enough to hold them in place but not so tight that you can’t breathe easily. Check that they’re not putting pressure on the bridge of your nose or pushing down too hard on your cheeks and leaving red marks after you take them off. Make sure they’re comfortable and you can see well through them, otherwise they’ll distract you from what’s going on underwater.
Look at the shapes and sizes
Goggles come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. For example, there are wrap-around ones that almost look like sunglasses; flat ones that provide better peripheral vision; and many different lens color options — clear lenses for sunny days, dark ones for low-light.
Swim goggle sets range from $20-$100. The average price is around $40. The more expensive brands are usually made with softer silicone and have more features like color choices, UV protection, and anti-fog technology. But this does not mean that the cheaper brands are of lower quality or will not fit properly.
The most popular colors are clear, blue, green, pink, and yellow. You can also choose from designs like polka dots, solid colors, animal prints and so on. Just make sure they suit your taste before buying!
A good pair of goggles will last quite a few years if you take care of them. Always clean your goggles before and after every use, and inspect the seals to make sure they are working properly. As long as you do those two things, you should be in good shape, whether you buy top-of-the line goggles or a cheaper brand.
Make sure you remember all these essentials when buying Goggles.