How to Make Your Swimming Goggles Anti-Fog
Swimming googles are one of the most important gears for swimming. They shield the eyes from water pressure and allows for better vision under water. For beginners to swimming, these goggles are the most important gear. As importantly good as they are, they can easily get fogged and make vision under water very difficult. If you have ever experienced this, you would know how frustrating it can be. There are swimming goggles that are manufactured with a coating or pre-heated with anti-fog. While these exist, they are usually expensive. If you are looking for a cost effective way to keep your swimming goggles from fogging, then here are some basic DIY tips to help you out.
Dip Goggles in Water
Before taking a dive into water, place your swimming goggles into water and leave it submerged for about 15 to 20 seconds. Only remove them from the water when you are ready to dive into the swimming pool. Take them out and immediately wear it. The basic idea behind this is to acclimatize your goggles to the temperature of the water. This way fogging will not occur once you get into the swimming pool.
This may seem a bit disgusting but it is a sure proven way to prevent fogging. Although it is a short-term method to prevent fogging, it works just as fine as the others. Spit on the lens of your goggles and smear the inside lens by rubbing the saliva over it, and then rinse with water. If this procedure seems a bit too extreme for you, then just licking on the lens should be a whole lot easier. Unless you have an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Syndrome, you shouldn’t have a problem playing with your saliva. The basic idea here is to create a form of barrier that will prevent condensation which is synonymous with fogging.
There are more than one uses of baby shampoo and this is yet another. Place a drop of baby shampoo on your swimming goggles and rub it around on the lens. Rinse away with clean water or wipe off with a clean towel.
Toothpaste is yet another way to get rid of fogging o your swimming goggles. Just place a little dab of non-abrasive toothpaste on the lens. Just like in the case of baby shampoo, rub it around on the lens and either clean wipe away with clean water or a clean cloth.
While shaving creams is an important item for wet shaving, it still comes in handy in helping prevent fogging in swimming goggles. Just like the aforementioned items, a drop of shaving cream on the google lens is enough to do the trick. Just use the drooped cream to rub around the goggles and rinse off. You can also make use of a clean cloth to wipe it off.
These are commercially available in any sporting stores near you. They are used by most swimmers. Ensure you use the spray as directed on its container. There are different brands and they usually have specific instructions for use.
A drop of Water
This is somewhat different from dipping fully submerged into water as earlier stated. This requires a little bit of technicality to it. All you would need to do is to place a single drop of water in each lens. Try to keep the drop in the lens as much as possible before wearing the goggles. The basic idea is for the water droplet to act like a wiper for the lens while you swim.
Buy a Better Anti-fog Googles
If none of these procedures seem to work for you, then maybe you should just invest in a good anti-fog manufactured swimming goggle. If the steps above are followed properly, you probably wouldn’t need to get these anti-fog swimming goggles. In the end, it is all a matter of choice.
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