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Are there swimming goggles that fit over glasses?

Asked by monsoon (2510points) July 29th, 2008

I have a pair of goggles that fit over the eyes in an oval fashion, in such a way that I can wear glasses under them, but the arms of my glasses create a little tent-like gap that water will enter through when completely submerged. I’ve looked all over the internet and can’t find anything, it doesn’t seem like it would be that impossible to have. Any one heard of something like this?

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lefteh's avatar

I couldn’t find a link in my 10 second google search, but yes, there are. They are called OTG (over the glasses) goggles.

tinyfaery's avatar

You can get a snorkel mask with any prescription, I don’t see why goggles wouldn’t be the same. Try that instead. I’m not sure about the price though.

hollywoodduck's avatar

I also think that they make prescription goggles. They are probably pretty pricey but if you are planning on swimming often and don’t wear contacts, then that might be an option for you. You could always check with your eye doctor.

waterskier2007's avatar

@tinyfaery, the reason to not use a mask is that for swimming, like laps or for a workout, a mask is really bad because it is big and creates a lot of drag and is a big inconvenience

GeauxTigers's avatar

They make prescription googles:

(Use Google to find other vendors.)

monsoon's avatar

I don’t want prescription goggles. Too expensive. Would only use them a few times a year. I want them to fit over glasses. Thanks though.

Emilyy's avatar

I was a competitive swimmer for many years and I think I’ve seen just about every goggle known to mankind, but I haven’t ever seen or heard of goggles made specifically for the purpose of wearing over glasses. Seems like you would just about always run into a glasses arms-goggle straps conflict. I would suggest calling swim shops in your area to see what they say (not like Speedo, try to find a swim shop that carries all kinds of swim stuff). Usually the people who work there are somewhat knowlegable and they carry stuff for competitive swimmers and casual once-or-twice-a-year swimmers.

Sorry I couldn’t be more helpful :(

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