Nitrogen Optic Prescription Goggle
Is Poor Vision Affecting Your Swim?
We understand that not being able to see clearly can really dampen your swim. Swimming should be stress free; simply throw your kit on, hop in and get your swim on. That’s part of the beauty of it! But those who can’t see clearly without their glasses or contacts can’t fully experience this same freedom. Swimming can even become frustrating or daunting, and many new swimmers are put off from getting in altogether because of this.
Here at Zoggs we believe that everybody should have the opportunity to experience the unrestricted joy of swimming. That’s why we are pleased to introduce our Nitrogen Optic Prescription Goggle.
Nitrogen Optic Goggle
If you’re finding your eyesight is holding you back (or simply making you swim round in circles) then the Nitrogen Optic Prescription goggle might just be the answer.
In the same way as your generic prescription glasses the Nitrogen Optic goggle comes with prescription lenses in a variety of dioptres (strengths), ranging from -1.5 to -6.0. It’s like wearing glasses except they keep the water out of your eyes. You could say it’s a bit of a spectacle! We even give you the option to select a different strength lens for each eye, so now there is no reason to compromise the enjoyment and safety of your swim.
If we’ve captured your curiosity, then here’s what you need to do next…
Choosing The Right Lenses For You
The starting point for selecting the right prescription lenses is to obtain a prescription from your optician. You can ask your optician for a copy of your prescription at any time or book an up-to-date eye examination. Once you have your prescription to hand choosing the right lenses for you is easy. Below we will explain how.
On your prescription you should be given a Sph (Sphere) or DS (Dioptre Sphere) value for each eye, like so:
OD - Ocular Dexter (Right Eye)
OS - Ocular Sinister (Left Eye)
If you only have Sph values on your prescription then simply choose the same strength goggle lenses.
If your prescription falls between two of the options on offer, we would recommend moving DOWN to the next available dioptre. For example, if your prescription is -3.75 then move down to -3.5. This causes less strain and you will be unlikely to notice any significant loss of clarity within a reasonable distance. There is also a slight magnifying effect when underwater.
If you have Astigmatism (slightly rugby ball shaped eyes) then as well as a Sph value, you should also have a Cyl (cylinder) value on your prescription:
OD - Ocular Dexter (Right Eye)
OS - Ocular Sinister (Left Eye)
If you have both Sph and Cyl values then here is a simple table to help calculate the correct lenses for you:
Astigamatism Diopter Chart
Again, if your calculated dioptre falls between two of the options on offer, we would recommend moving down to the next available dioptre.
Once you have worked out what lenses you need, here’s what you need to do…
Choosing Your Zoggs Prescription Goggle
1. Head over to the Nitrogen Optic Prescription Goggle Page. Click Here
2. The Nosebridge and Strap Set is automatically selected.
3. Select the correct dioptre for your right eye lens from the dropdown menu.
4. Select the correct dioptre for your left eye lens from the dropdown menu.
5. Once all three dropdowns have been selected you can add the whole bundle to your basket.
When you receive your goggle you should have the following 5 parts:
1.Left Eye Lens
2. Right Eye Lens
Strap and Nosebridge Set
4. Strap Clip
To assemble your goggle, follow our 4 simple steps:
Step 1. Connect nosebridge to one of the lenses.
Step 2. Connect nosebridge to other lens.
Step 3. Taking one end of the strap, thread it through the side of the goggle lens. Repeat on the other side.
Step 4. Taking one end of the strap, thread it into the strap clip – use the inner gap first, then create a loop by threading the strap into the gap next to it. Repeat on the other side.
Or why not take a look at our handy video guide on how to assemble the goggle...
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LENSES TO GET?
All you need to find the right lenses for you is an up-to-date prescription from your optician. You can ask your optician for a copy of your prescription at any time. You can then work out what lenses you need by looking at the information provided under the ‘Choosing The Right Lenses For You’ section further up the page.
IS THIS GOGGLE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN?
If it fits, then absolutely! This goggle is designed for people over the age of 16, so we wouldn’t recommend purchasing for anyone much younger than this, however it can be adjusted to suit smaller heads.
I HAVE ASTIGMATISM, DOES THIS MATTER?
For more information on selecting the right lenses if you have astigmatism, take a look at our Astigmatism Dioptre Graph further up the page. Please note however, our goggles are more suitable for those with mild astigmatism. If your cyl (cylinder) value is quite high, you may need to consider a custom made product.
WHAT IS THE HIGHEST PRESCRIPTION YOU OFFER?
Our prescription lenses range from -1.5 all the way up to -6.0.
WHAT IF YOU DON'T LIKE THEGOGGLES WHEN THEY ARRIVE?
We want you to be totally satisfied with anything that you purchase from the Zoggs website. Therefore, if for any reason you are unhappy with your goggles, you can return it to us in its original condition within 30 days of receiving your item for a refund. For more information on returning a product, please consult our Returns and Refunds FAQ page. Click Here.
HOW CAN I TELL IF THE GOGGLES WILL FIT WITHOUT USING THEM IN THE WATER?
For more information on how to tell if a goggle is the right fit, please take a look at our Goggle Fitting Guide.
CAN I GET SPARE PARTS?
Yes, the prescription lenses and the nosebridge and strap set are available to purchase separately.
WHATIS THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR MY GOGGLES?
For more information on how to care for your goggles, take a look at our handy Goggle Care Guide.
WHY ARE THE LENSES TINTED?
Our Nitrogen Optic Prescription Lenses are smoke tinted to provide protection against the sun and bright light, making it an ideal goggle for both indoor and outdoor use.