James Sutton, optometrist at Prescription Swimming Goggles and Richard Timms, President of the Swimming Teacher Association (STA) discuss during 2016 Water Safety Week some research showing issues people have around water, water safety and especially their sight.
Forget stinging eyes, saggy swimsuits and painfully tight hats. Modern swimming technology has moved on. Here, we select five of the best new products...
Sutton Swimwear Mirror OPT1200 prescription goggles
Not being able to wear your contact lenses while swimming has always been a downside for those with less-than-perfect eyesight. These goggles, which you order online, filling in details of your prescription, are comfortable and stylish.
EXPERT VERDICT: ‘Swimming in contact lenses is dangerous as it increases the risk of eye infection considerably,’ says Sheraz Daya, medical director of the Centre for Sight in London. ‘These affordable prescription goggles are a really useful option.’
Sutton Swimwear OPT1200M swimming goggles including prescription lenses
Enjoy the deep blue see!
Whether you are swimming in the sea or having a splash in the pool, prescription goggles come in handy if you wear glasses.
These smart, anti-fog, UV protection, mirrored goggles come in two colours and power from +8 to -10 with different sized nose bridges.
There are even diving masks too so you don’t miss the fish.
New optical swimming goggles with different strength in each lens are now available from Butterflies Healthcare.
Sutton Swimwear OPT9000 swimming goggles including prescription lenses
How do you feel about swimming when you can’t see very well?
There’s good news, in the shape of very affordable and brilliant prescription swimming goggles.
They’re such a great idea. They take all the worry out of not being able to see and let you enjoy the water.
See www.prescription-swimming-goggles.co.uk for details on how to order and there is an in-house optician if you need help.
Priced from £16.
BEST FOR VISION OPTICAL GOGGLES
Now you can have your spectacle prescription made up for swimming goggles. The polycarbonate lenses are anti-fog and shatterproof. The goggles have soft silicone seals for comfort and the bridge is fully adjustable to fit most head sizes.
Buy from Prescription Swimming Goggles
Prices from £25.00