As we all know, whether for the casual or serious swimmer, swimming is one of the most enjoyable activities that can form part of a healthy lifestyle with approx 5.6m1 adults swimming once a month and 3.05m young people aged between 7–16 years swimming ten times a year or more.
With upwards of two thirds of the UK population wearing spectacles or contact lenses, good vision becomes an important issue for water safety, performance and the overall enjoyment of swimming. This is particularly relevant for spectacle-wearing children who are learning to swim.
The concerns expressed by many spectacle wearers is an inability to see the edge of the pool, other people around the pool or even the right changing rooms. Wearing contact lenses is one option but this is not always recommended, even under goggles. Soft contact lenses can absorb chlorine if they regularly come into contact with swimming pool water and by being in contact with the eye for much longer can lead to serious problems. Plus there is the risk of infections such as acanthamoeba.
A pair of prescription swimming goggles is a real and affordable answer. Only a few years ago this would have meant a pair of rather unfashionable and bulky goggles, but things have come a long way. Sutton Swimwear offer some of the most stylish models on the market at an affordable price. The range includes options for:
So look good and see well with Sutton Swimwear.
1 Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) guide on behalf of the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA)