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    Positive diopter goggles

    I'm having trouble getting corrective swim goggles with +2.5 diopter. I'm a bit farsighted because I had cataract surgery to replace the natural lenses. I now have 20/20 vision beyond 6 ft but things get very blurry up close and I need reading glasses (which are only about $10 in a drug store). Consequently, I cannot read my swim watch at the end of a set with non-corrective goggles. Only when I return home and upload the workout to my PC do I see what my lap times were.

    I bought a pair on SwimOutlet that were obviously kid size. They're tight as hell and when I blink, my eyelids actually hit the lens, plus the bridge piece gouges my nose. The only ones I can find are negative diopter, nearsighted lenses. Now I can't seem to find the plus type of goggle in adult size without paying an arm and a leg.

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    Re: Positive diopter goggles

    I heard about these stick-on bifocal lenses and have been meaning to get some and see how they work in swim goggles. They're plastic so if they're too big I presume they could be trimmed to fit.

    http://www.prescription-swimming-gog...EaAiYWEALw_wcB

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    Re: Positive diopter goggles

    Quote Originally Posted by ForceDJ View Post
    I heard about these stick-on bifocal lenses and have been meaning to get some and see how they work in swim goggles. They're plastic so if they're too big I presume they could be trimmed to fit.

    http://www.prescription-swimming-gog...EaAiYWEALw_wcB

    Dan
    Have any other links to that product? The firewall here at work is blocking the link you gave.

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    Re: Positive diopter goggles

    I have the opposite problem. I can find negative diopter goggles, but nothing that fits well and is comfortable. So I can read my watch but not the whiteboard. My solution is to keep my ill fitting optical goggles on the pool deck and then hold them against my face to read the white board. Then I put my good goggles back on to swim. You could probably do the same with your ill fitting goggles or even keep cheap dollar store reading glasses on the pool deck. In my quest to find good fitting optical goggles, I have seen several unfamiliar brands that come in positive strengths, but who knows about the quality...

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    Re: Positive diopter goggles

    These are the goggles I use, but I don't use a prescription lens. Surprised there is such a thing as a kid's goggle with a positive correctioin, as far sightedness in kids is very rare. https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-...0/?color=28904

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    Re: Positive diopter goggles

    Quote Originally Posted by 67King View Post
    These are the goggles I use, but I don't use a prescription lens. Surprised there is such a thing as a kid's goggle with a positive correctioin, as far sightedness in kids is very rare. https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-...0/?color=28904
    Yes, those are the ones I got which didn't fit. I have a rather large head. I just ordered the stick-ons, so I'll let y'all know next week how they work.

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