Swimming goggles play a fantastic part in getting the most out of your swims! Here at Zoggs, we understand that whether you're buying goggles for yourself or for the whole family, it can be difficult to know exactly which goggles will best suit your swimming needs. We've been designing and innovating swimming goggles since 1992 and want to ensure each and every swimmer finds the right goggles for them. Here we answer some of your most frequently asked questions:
How do I get a good fit?
Goggles come in all shapes and sizes with a wide range of benefits to each and every frame. In order to ensure you get the best fit, it's important to remember that the strap is only there to hold the goggles in place, not to make them watertight. If you try to turn a bad fit into a good one simply by tightening the strap, this could cause discomfort and also weaken the strap over time. Before trying your goggles in the water, you should hold them to your face without the strap and check for suction. If even a split second of suction is provided then you have a strong indication of a good fit.
Key areas to focus on are the bridge of your nose and the corners of your eyes, any rubbing or discomfort in these areas will only become exaggerated once you're swimming. For more information, check out our 3 step guide to goggle fitting.
Do I need to wear swimming goggles?
Swimming goggles are essential for protecting your eyes from the stinging effects of chlorinated water. When children are building their confidence in water then having swimming goggles is great for encouraging them to put their face underwater without worrying about hurting their eyes.
Goggles are ideal in bright indoor light or bright outdoor conditions as these can affect your vision and cause eye fatigue. By wearing goggles with darker lenses in these brighter conditions, you are protecting your eyes from glare as well as the effects of chlorine.
I’ve had an allergic reaction to swimming goggles before, do you have any suitable for me?
Yes! Our Soft-Seal™ frame is hypo-allergenic and available for adults, juniors and kids. You can view our full range of hypo-allergenic goggles here.
What do the different coloured lenses mean?