Premade Prescription Swimming Goggles vs. Custom Prescription Swimming Goggles


There are two options for prescription swim goggles from specialty online retailer, Goggles N More. The first is premade prescription swimming goggles that come with a lens power closest to your prescription. These you just order and don’t have to enter in RX information. The second is custom made to your specific prescription. For this option, you will enter in the prescription information you received at your eye appointment. Need a different correction in each eye? Custom made prescription goggles can have you seeing clear in the water!

There are a lot of options available when it comes to prescription swimming goggles. This is a good thing because everyone has different needs when it comes to their pair of RX swimming goggles. Unique goggles are designed for people who swim competitively, recreationally, scuba diving, snorkeling, and even those with vision problems or are concerned with keeping their eyes healthy. In addition to those who are nearsighted or farsighted, another common vision problem is astigmatism. While glasses are available to correct this problem on land, now there is also custom made to order prescription swimming goggles available that can help someone correct astigmatism in the water.


What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is one of the most common vision conditions along with myopia and hyperopia (nearsightedness and farsightedness respectively). Those who have astigmatism have blurry vision. This condition develops when the cornea, which covers the eye in the front, or the lens, has an irregular shape to it. When the cornea, or the lens behind it, is shaped improperly, the light is unable to focus at the back of the eye, called the retina. If the light isn’t focused properly, the image will show up blurry. This will lead to discomfort and headaches which can impair someone’s quality of life. Add being in the water to already blurry vision and you could potentially even have a dangerous situation or one where you can’t perform at your best.

Almost everyone has some degree of astigmatism but most simply do not realize. Slight astigmatism is so minor that people don’t even notice changes in their vision so it does not need to be treated. On the other hand, some degrees of astigmatism are so severe it can make it very difficult to see. Because astigmatism is often seen with other vision problems such as myopia and hyperopia, all of these conditions need to be corrected with corrective lenses. Fortunately, lenses can be placed in both glasses and swim goggles that correct how light strikes the retina, improving vision.


Why is it Important to Have Prescription Goggles for Astigmatism?

Some people may be wondering why someone with astigmatism might need prescription swimming goggles. The short answer is that prescription swimming goggles are needed for people with astigmatism because it helps them to see underwater. While swimming, it is very important to have clear vision. This allows people to stay in their lane while swimming laps, helps them identify other swimmers in the pool, and allows them to spot obstacles and avoid collisions. Prescription goggles can be made to someone’s prescription requirement, allowing the images to appear clear even for someone with astigmatism. Some people with astigmatism might also be nearsighted or farsighted on top of this. Fortunately, there are even prescription goggles that can be made to correct these problems as well. Prescription swimming goggles can be made for almost anyone.

How Are Prescription Goggles Made?

Prescription swimming goggles for astigmatism are made with corrective lenses that are similar to the lenses placed in glasses. The key difference is the way goggle lenses are made to ensure they form a good water-tight seal with the goggle frame. One great thing about custom made prescription swim goggles is that each lens can be customized. Since generally people have different needs for each eye, this is a very important feature of these prescription swim goggles. These lenses are designed to alter the way that light passes through the goggles and into the eyes. With proper lenses, the light will be focused properly on the retina, improving vision.

Using Prescription Swimming Goggles to Help with Astigmatism

The good news is that there is prescription swimming goggles available for someone who has astigmatism. These can be made to help someone correct their vision underwater, making it easier to see. Because prescription goggles are specially made to help someone with vision problems, it is important to take proper care of these swimming goggles. To care for prescription swimming goggles you will need to follow a couple of easy steps. The first thing you should always do as soon as you are finished using your prescription swim goggles is rinse them with cool fresh water. This will help to rinse off any debris or chemicals that could damage the lenses. Next, you should allow your prescription swim goggles to air dry thoroughly. You should never put wet or even damp swim goggles away before they are completely dry because salt water or pool chemicals affect the longevity of the materials they are made from. Finally, to protect your prescription swim goggles from being scratched or damaged, you should store them safely in a protective case. Remember that over time, someone’s eyes might change and their prescription could change as well. With proper care, these prescription swimming goggles will last for a long time.


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