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heydavis
October 17th, 2009, 10:38 AM
I searched the forums for this answer, but had no luck with the specifics. I need corrective goggles in the (+) plus diopter range...plus 2 to be exact. I only found one goggle offered online that is a positive diopter...for farsighted people. Corrective goggles are all over the place online, but they are for nearsighted people...almost exclusively. I tried a very bulky +2 goggle lens and it provided very clear vision, but they are not good racing goggles. Ideally, I would like to get the Speedo Vanquisher goggle in my prescription. These are my favorite google for comfort and fit. Thanks in advance.

geminidragonizer
October 17th, 2009, 12:28 PM
I'd recommend talking with your optometrist about creative solutions. Their lab might be able to cut something to fit any specific goggle(s) you choose.

Just out of curiosity, is it that difficult to swim with a +2 diopter (focal length 20 inches)? It doesn't seem like that much distance, but I'm nearsighted so I don't know.

heydavis
October 17th, 2009, 12:48 PM
I should clarify that I can't see anything clearly without my glasses...near or far in distance. Between the two, my near vision is much worse than my far vision. I can get along in the pool without corrective goggles, I just can't see the second hand of the pace clock that well and people's faces at a distance are too blurry for recognition. I go by shapes. :) So you would think the negative diopter goggle would be the fix, but it isn't. When I compared the plus 2 and the negative 2 diopter, the plus 2 won out. Go figure. Thanks.

lapswimmr
October 17th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Try contacting Barracuda they are a USMS sponser, and they may offer such a goggle. I saw a eye doctors display that offered the Barracuda goggles ground to actual RX. You might also try a eye doctor who specializes in optical needs for sports.

Swimmy83843
October 17th, 2009, 09:36 PM
Swimoutlet.com has their house brand, ClubSwim, prescription goggles. I think I paid 8 dollars for mine. I had previously purchased some speedo vanquishers, also prescription, for about 14 bucks. when I'm swimming I cannot really tell the difference between them.

joshua
October 18th, 2009, 10:18 AM
Do you read when swimming? I am also far sighted but I don't see the problem (no pun intended).

Georgio
October 18th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Have you thought about contact lenses? If you're a candidate they could open a whole world of options for many activities. I've worn them evey day for over 30 years and can see great underwater with goggles and diving masks. :cool:

Ken Classen
October 18th, 2009, 05:03 PM
Swimoutlet.com has their house brand, ClubSwim, prescription goggles. I think I paid 8 dollars for mine. I had previously purchased some speedo vanquishers, also prescription, for about 14 bucks. when I'm swimming I cannot really tell the difference between them.

I've become a big fan of the corrective (I'm a -3.5) ClubSwim googles from Swimoutlet.com. 1. you can't beat the price. 2. They seem comparable quality to TYR and Speedo corrective googles I've used in the past. 3. Obviously everyones eye sockets etc. are different but I have competed in them with no leaks or issues.

DPC
October 19th, 2009, 03:53 PM
I've become a big fan of the corrective (I'm a -3.5) ClubSwim googles from Swimoutlet.com. 1. you can't beat the price. 2. They seem comparable quality to TYR and Speedo corrective googles I've used in the past. 3. Obviously everyones eye sockets etc. are different but I have competed in them with no leaks or issues.


I have had both ClubSwim and Speedo optical (-6.5, so near sighted that I'm almost deaf) Both are fine except the clubswim google nose bridge cuts into my skin, and they are not as streamline for racing, but fine for practice. The speedo are great fitting all around.