Do your goggles leak after a few months? What type did you find that fit best if you have a smaller nose.

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    Jul 06, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    I've always bought speedo or tyr googles for indoor swimming but usually after a few months I get so frustrated getting chlorine in my eyes that I wonder if there are goggles that fit better. I'm Japanese American so I have a smaller nose. I ordered some Swedish googles that don't have the gaskets. I'll try those out. I've tried the snow goggle looking ones that are like a snorkeling mask but they leak right away for me. I've always had trouble getting goggles or sunglasses to fit right.
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    Jul 07, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    I use these: http://www.aquasphereswim.com/us/index.php/products/eye-protection/adults/90

    These are like the snorkeling mask type but don't have the nose piece which is the part that always leaks for me while swimming. For me these sit and seal well. I was never able to find a pair of goggles with a nose bridge that fit me with my narrow nose.
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    Jul 07, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    It's like dive masks. You have to try every one in the store to find the one that fits your face.

    Yep. It's always the dorkiest-looking one.
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    Jul 07, 2012 4:57 AM GMT
    A couple points here, from a former competitive swimmer and lifeguard:

    1) chlorine does not hurt your eyes. concentrations are so low In a properly maintained pool that you will not feel significant discomfort unless you have a serious sensitivity. It's the pH levels that cause the sting. Just saying.

    2) goggles are disposable. If you have been using the same pair for a few months, of course they will leak.

    3) get used to swimming with water in your goggles. They are not meant to provide a glass-bottom boat experience. All they are useful for is preventing the pH from hurting your eyes And allowing you to follow the thick black lines on the bottom of the pool. Basically, you should expect to have water in your goggles (swish it around to remove fog!) and learn to swim with your eyes squinted or closed most of the time. When u can do that, you are a swimmer. Until then, you will probably just be in my way.

    4) learn to breathe every third stroke. It is the best way to swim in a straight line and you will hardly need goggles.

    4) sorry if I sound like a prick. But it's true. Years, and thousands of meters of experience here.

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    Jul 07, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    swedish goggles are the best tbh

    http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1147.htm
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    Jul 07, 2012 5:00 AM GMT
    Itsway2fun saidA couple points here, from a former competitive swimmer and lifeguard:

    1) chlorine does not hurt your eyes. concentrations are so low In a properly maintained pool that you will not feel significant discomfort unless you have a serious sensitivity. It's the pH levels that cause the sting. Just saying.

    2) goggles are disposable. If you have been using the same pair for a few months, of course they will leak.

    3) get used to swimming with water in your goggles. They are not meant to provide a glass-bottom boat experience. All they are useful for is preventing the pH from hurting your eyes And allowing you to follow the thick black lines on the bottom of the pool. Basically, you should expect to have water in your goggles (swish it around to remove fog!) and learn to swim with your eyes squinted or closed most of the time. When u can do that, you are a swimmer. Until then, you will probably just be in my way.

    4) learn to breathe every third stroke. It is the best way to swim in a straight line and you will hardly need goggles.

    4) sorry if I sound like a prick. But it's true. Years, and thousands of meters of experience here.



    Sorry but one eye full of chorinated water or no goggles at all is not an option. Also the goggles have always leaked a little from the start.
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    Jul 07, 2012 5:03 AM GMT
    Eric_the_Red saidI use these: http://www.aquasphereswim.com/us/index.php/products/eye-protection/adults/90

    These are like the snorkeling mask type but don't have the nose piece which is the part that always leaks for me while swimming. For me these sit and seal well. I was never able to find a pair of goggles with a nose bridge that fit me with my narrow nose.


    Thanks, I just tried these for the 2nd time and the leaked for me more than goggles. So I had to return.
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    Jul 07, 2012 5:07 AM GMT




    Sorry but one eye full of chorinated water or no goggles at all is not an option. Also the goggles have always leaked a little from the start.[/quote]

    Yep...all goggles leak. That's a guarantee. Good luck!
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    Jul 07, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Itsway2fun said
    3) get used to swimming with water in your goggles. They are not meant to provide a glass-bottom boat experience. All they are useful for is preventing the pH from hurting your eyes And allowing you to follow the thick black lines on the bottom of the pool. Basically, you should expect to have water in your goggles (swish it around to remove fog!) and learn to swim with your eyes squinted or closed most of the time. When u can do that, you are a swimmer. Until then, you will probably just be in my way.




    Nonsense
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    Jul 07, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    Also, best goggles (and cheapest) are the swedish ones. You make them to fit.
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    Jul 10, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    getnassty saidswedish goggles are the best tbh

    http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1147.htm


    SWEDISH GOGGLES IT IS. Didn't leak once and you don't even have to wear them tightly. And they cost about $4 or so each online. They did fog so I wet them down.
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    Jul 10, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
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    getnassty saidswedish goggles are the best tbh

    http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1147.htm


    SWEDISH GOGGLES IT IS. Didn't leak once and you don't even have to wear them tightly. And they cost about $4 or so each online. They did fog so I wet them down.


    if your goggles fog up just spit in them - something about the saliva idk, but its an old trick and works ♥
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    Jul 18, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    You don't really have to spit in the pool please, just a quick lick to the inside of your goggles is a bit less uncouth and does the trick. Then swish them in water.

    I'd prefer not using goggles but I need them to keep my contacts from floating away. So once wearing them I prefer them without water sloshing inside because it feels odd, but as another poster mentioned, eventually they leak. And it's usually just one side which leaks to make it especially annoying.

    Since you need to replace them a few times a year--especially here in Florida as I keep them in the hot car so they are always handy--when you find a pair that you like, buy a couple of them upfront because otherwise when you go to replace them you'll find that pair discontinued and then you have to search again for the perfect goggles.
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    Feb 02, 2016 7:00 AM GMT
    Aquasphere for the win. They're made in Italy and have a variety of styles. I have a small (not flat) nose and Aquapshere fit perfectly. I've bought the same goggles 3x already.
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    Feb 16, 2016 4:08 AM GMT
    runner1701 saidAquasphere for the win. They're made in Italy and have a variety of styles. I have a small (not flat) nose and Aquapshere fit perfectly. I've bought the same goggles 3x already.


    So much yes in this post!!! The fact that they're not made in China, and in a developed country like Italy, I'm willing to pay a bit more for it.

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    I bought two extra pairs including the one I have here because I'm afraid they'll stop making it in Italy. Also, my first one was ruined because I left it in the hot car and the plastic melted, so weird icon_cry.gif
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    Feb 19, 2016 6:34 PM GMT
    OK, I am not one to usually care whether something looks dorky, as long as it works well.

    ... but this looks like a huge face-palm. icon_confused.gif

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    Feb 24, 2016 7:01 AM GMT
    That's weird because it's photoshopped on, I wonder if it has a more convenient purpose though.
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    Feb 24, 2016 8:05 AM GMT
    It's a full-faced mask with a huge dildo snorkel built in to it. So you don't have to hold it in your teeth.
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    Feb 24, 2016 3:39 PM GMT
    For proper fitting size of face & nose bridge you might consider going to web sites for swim goggles, to see if a range of sizes is even made in that brand. Local retailers may not offer anything but a Medium, so a Small or Large might require buying online, possibly direct from the manufacturer. Or maybe a friendly local store will special-order for you from a catalog.

    I do that for my swim goggles, though in my case it's for lenses in my prescription. Otherwise I'm rather blind in the water. I also get a choice of 3 sizes (I take a Medium). Only drawback is that both lenses are pre-made to the same diopter, like drug store reading glasses, while my eyes have slightly different corrections, and these don't have other features I have in my daily glasses.

    But they're good enough for swimming use, and much less expensive than custom made. Which are available, but a luxury I don't need. And BTW, they seal just fine, and last about a year or more, which I think reasonable. But I get these from an optician, not sure if any other stores have them off-the-shelf.
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    Feb 24, 2016 11:33 PM GMT
    I dropped into my optical shop late today, for brand information about what goggles I'm wearing. Apparently they dropped the simple fixed prescription ones I had before. But I'll know more tomorrow.

    They said I could have custom ones for about $300. I said no, you were selling me goggles for 1/10th that. I don't need astigmatism correction when I'm in the water, I just want to be able to see the lifeguard. Whether in the pool or on the beach.

    Like when there's a shark alert. That I likely won't hear, either. If I'm gonna be easy shark bait I guess I can't go in the ocean anymore. icon_sad.gif
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    May 13, 2016 1:15 AM GMT
    Swedish are the best.
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    Jul 22, 2016 2:52 AM GMT
    I am very near sighted and have been very happy with my speedo optical goggles. The current pair has been in the pool for probably 50 hours and shows no sign of leakage. (They are an older model of https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/speedo-vanquisher-optical-goggle-7789/?color=20icon_cool.gif