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LF: Swim Goggles (maybe prescription) Toronto

I am planning to get swim goggles for swimming but didn't know a good place to get them and whether I should get prescription ones because I can't really see anything without my glasses. What would be the prices between the prescription ones and normal ones?
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i got prescription goggles from advance optical at pacific mall. almost 2 yrs ago.. back then, they cost me $65, tax in. also includes the non-prescription lens (they're interchangable). they've served me well.. i can't see without my glasses either :P

on a side note, any anti-fog coating that were originally on these things are non-existant now. anyone know anything i can do or use so they don't start fogging up like 5 seconds after i put them on?
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eggnudles wrote:i got prescription goggles from advance optical at pacific mall. almost 2 yrs ago.. back then, they cost me $65, tax in. also includes the non-prescription lens (they're interchangable). they've served me well.. i can't see without my glasses either :P

on a side note, any anti-fog coating that were originally on these things are non-existant now. anyone know anything i can do or use so they don't start fogging up like 5 seconds after i put them on?
http://www.aquagoggles.com/zerofog.asp

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Well, it depends on how bad you cant see exactly.

For the most part, you should be able to see fine underwater without goggles... not much to look at there anyways. Though if you like seeing stuff, you might as well get the prescription, since not-seeing would defeat the point of goggles anyways.

From what Ive seen, swim goggles with prescription are a hassle though. Some people who wore it to nls training got yelled at when they toke a long time to put it on.
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Gamez_girl wrote:I am planning to get swim goggles for swimming but didn't know a good place to get them and whether I should get prescription ones because I can't really see anything without my glasses. What would be the prices between the prescription ones and normal ones?

My daughter was a competitive swimmer and tried the perscription googles. worked for a bit but she ended up going to contacts and found it much better.
perscriptions change, googles tend to leak after some use.
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ramoose wrote:My daughter was a competitive swimmer and tried the perscription googles. worked for a bit but she ended up going to contacts and found it much better.
perscriptions change, googles tend to leak after some use.
Is it safe to swim with contacts in? The chlorine in the water wouldnt be good for the contacts, right?
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thesober wrote:Is it safe to swim with contacts in? The chlorine in the water wouldnt be good for the contacts, right?
but if you had normal goggles over your eyes I think it'd be OK :|
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thesober wrote:Is it safe to swim with contacts in? The chlorine in the water wouldnt be good for the contacts, right?
Yes you must have goggles on she was a jr. national swimmer swimming 20-25 hours per week and never had any problems wearing contacts.
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