Swimming goggles are the must-haves for the swimmers. It allows you to see crisply and clearly while you are underwater. Swimming goggles are essential for both competitive and recreational swimmers.
One common problem with swimming goggles is fogging up as you swim. It’s even worse if the swimming goggles end up fogging. It will reduce your visibility and can work against you. You cannot swim well with impaired visibility.
Here are some easy tricks to stop you swimming goggles from fogging up:
Buy anti-fog swimming goggles
There are varieties of swimming goggles available in the market; some of them are designed to resist the formation of fog. Always check the description before you buy the glasses; their features are clearly mentioned in the pack. However, if you don’t take care of your swimming goggles, it will eventually lose the anti-fogging capacity. So, make sure you store them correctly.
Apply anti-fog spray
You can enjoy clear goggles if you use anti-fog spray which is designed to keep your goggles fog free. The anti-fog spray will create a protective cover on the goggles to stop goggles from fogging up. It is the easiest way to solve the problem.
Anti-fog spray may not be accessible everywhere, but toothpaste can found easily. Applying the toothpaste will reinforce the anti-fog layer. All you have to do is apply the toothpaste, leave it for 2 minutes and wipe it with a clean cloth. Use mild toothpaste to do this.
Apply Conditioner or Baby Shampoo
Toothpaste can somehow be harsh for the goggles; in that case, you can use baby shampoo or conditioner. They are mild and won’t harm your swimming goggles. Apply the baby shampoo and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes then wipe it off. Make sure you clean your googles properly; any residue of shampoo will lead to eye problems.
Wash your face with cold water
The reason for goggles fogging up is the temperature difference between your face and the goggles. To prevent the goggles from fogging up, you need to maintain the temperature. You can reduce the heat of your face; you can splash some cold water. It is the easiest anti-fog method; you don’t have to carry shampoo, toothpaste, or anti-fog spray.
Take care of your swimming goggles
If you just bought the swimming goggles, the most effective way to prevent your swimming goggles from fogging is taking care of it. The lenses come with the anti-fog coating; if you don’t store your goggles correctly, it can ruin the coating. Avoid touching the lenses with your hands; use a soft cotton cloth to wipe it. Always store your swimming goggles in the googles case. Proper care of the swimming goggles will help you to prevent swimming goggles steaming.
About the author
Christian Taylor, is a sports freak and because of his passion for sports, he also serves as a communication assistant at Engine Swim – leading performance and competitive swimwear manufacturers in Australia.