If you wear glasses, you already how annoying it is to have to take the glasses off. Unfortunately, there are some situations during which it is impossible to wear your lenses. For example, wearing glasses and going for a swim is nearly impossible. Some people may be able to successfully navigate their way through a pool without a pair of glasses, but others have bad enough eyesight that removing glasses is a risk factor in the safest of locales.
If you can’t wear contacts but you need to have your vision corrected in the pool or at the beach, you might want to consider investing in a pair of prescription goggles. With prescription goggles, you get all of the advantages of regular goggles with the added benefit of actually being able to see in the water. Prescription goggles are useful for a variety of activities, including swim team practice, triathlons, windsurfing, water polo or just goofing off in the pool and at the beach.
There are a number of health benefits associated with wearing prescription goggles. This type of eyewear is made to protect your eyes from harsh chemicals and bacteria. They are a good alternative to wearing contacts in the water. Research has shown that swimming with contacts can increase the risk of infection.
Ordering prescription swim goggles is easy. You will want to visit an eye doctor to get your vision checked and to get an accurate glasses prescription. Once you have the prescription, you can order a new pair of goggles at your local optics store or through an online vendor. Prescription goggles are made for both nearsighted and farsighted swimmers. Some vendors even manufacture bifocal goggles. These goggles come in a variety of sizes, styles and color, making it easy to find the perfect pair of goggles.