Prescription swimming goggles
How to see well in the water
Swimming pools can be a daunting place to be if you cannot see very well without your glasses on.
For swimming to be an enjoyable experience, good eyesight is essential. Swimmers with poor vision face additional challenges in the pool and miss out on the experience of being able to see well underwater. Simple things, like watching the clock or recognising faces across the pool, can make swimming without the security of your glasses or contact lenses frustrating and inconvenient.
Luckily, there is a very simple solution. Prescription swimming goggles are just as they sound – goggles with a lens made to your prescription, so you can swim with vision! And if you already have a prescription you don’t even need an eye test; just bring your prescription to us and and we’ll do the rest.
Can I swim with contact lenses in?
We advise against wearing contact lenses when swimming.
Swimming pools, however clean, can contain harmful bacteria. When wearing contact lenses, your eye is unable to naturally remove this bacteria from your eye, therefore swimming whilst wearing contact lenses significantly increases the risk of getting a serious eye infection.
Prescription swimming goggles provide a safe, practical solution to swimming without contact lenses or glasses.
Swimming goggles for astigmatism
If you have a prescription with a large amount of astigmatism (indicated by cylindrical (CYL) correction on your prescription) we can provide a bespoke pair of swimming goggles to include your astigmatism correction, enabling you to see perfectly in the water.
Contact us for more information about swimming goggles for astigmatism.
Prescription goggles for children
For smaller splashers, child-size prescription swimming goggles are available in a variety of appealing colours.
Children who wear prescription goggles for swimming lessons are likely to feel safer, helping them to learn to swim with more confidence and progress quicker.
As with our adult swimming goggles, there’s no need for an eye test if you already have your child’s most recent prescription, just bring it in and we’ll do the rest.
How to order prescription goggles
If you’re considering purchasing a pair of prescription swimming goggles, you’ve come to the right place.
Shop our range of prescription swimming goggles online, just select the nearest Sph (DS) measurements from your most recent prescription.
You can also choose to have a full prescription pair of goggles made to order – this bespoke option is most suitable for swimmers with a large amount of astigmatism (Cyl).
If you have a recent spectacle prescription then all you need to do is arrange an appointment with one of our expert dispensing opticians and we can take it from there. You can book an appointment online – choose a Spectacle Dispensing Appointment as this will be with the right person and for the right amount of time.
Our Vision Care members receive 10% off prescription swimming goggles.
If you need further advice, please call us on 01273 843946.