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Do you have to wear goggles when you swim if you want to protect your eyes from damage?

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Wearing goggles when you swim is a personal choice. Some people can swim under water with their eyes open and it doesn't bother them, others get really sore from the chemicals in the water. It's probably kinder to your eyes to use goggles when you are swimming in the sea or in a pool and it definitely helps kids to feel comfortable in the water.

Posted on Jul 15, 2013


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Every summer when I sign my kids up for summer camp, swimming goggles is one of those things on the packing list that I never really paid much attention to. It is very tempting to just pick up the cheapest pack of goggles that they sell at the local sporting goods store. What you may not know is that not all swimming goggles are created equal, there are many different kinds and sizes to choose from.

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Testing the size and that you will need is actually very simple and you don't even really need to put them on all the way. What you want to do is take the eyepieces and bring them up to your eyes. Using a very little bit of pressure, push them up to your face. There shouldn't be a ton of suction but just enough to hold the eyepieces in place. They should be able to sit on your eyes without falling for between 1 and 2 minutes. If they slip then they are too big and you will need to look for a smaller pair, if they are too tight then you are looking at a pair that is too small.

The last thing that you will want to look at is the strap. There aren't a lot of options here and it really just comes down to your personal preference. I have found that my kids don't like the single strap ones because they cut into their heads when worn for too long. Most swimmers I have seen wear either a double or split strap. Try them both on to see which ones you like the most.

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