"See Clearly: The Ultimate Guide to Anti-Fog Swim Goggles and Treatments"
Anti-fog swimming goggles are specifically designed to minimise or prevent fogging on the inside of swim goggles lenses, ensuring clear vision while swimming. All Volare swim goggles are treated with special anti-fog coatings that are applied to the swim goggle lens, this fog free technology works to help inhibit the accumulation of condensation or fog, Volare is a market leader in long lasting anti-fog swim goggle technology.
Volare optical swim goggles are renowned as the best anti-fog swim goggles on the market, like you we believe no-fog swim goggles are a must. However, it’s also important to note that the effectiveness of anti-fog goggles can vary depending on factors such as water temperature, humidity, goggle age and obviously the care given to your swim goggles. It’s important not to touch or rub the inside of your new goggles as this can remove the anti-fog coating from your lens.
The key features and benefits of anti-fog swim goggles are:
Anti-Fog Swim Goggle Lens Coating: Volare anti-fog swim goggles feature a thin coating applied to the inside surface of the optical swim goggle lens. This anti-fog coating helps to disperse moisture and prevent fog from forming, allowing for clear and uninterrupted vision during swimming.
Long-Lasting Anti Fog Swim Goggles: All Volare swim goggles feature a high-quality anti-fog coating, that is applied to the inside lens of the swim goggle. This anti-fog coating is specifically designed to provide long-lasting fog free vision, reducing the need for frequent reapplication. However, over time and with use, like most things the effectiveness of the coating may diminish or slowly wear out depending on usage. When fogging happens its time to use other anti-fog measures, like using an anti-fog spray, no more tears baby shampoo to stop fogging or depending on age it may be time to invest in new swimming goggles.
Improved Swim Visibility: Anti-fog swim goggles enhance visibility, by minimising or stopping fogging, allowing swimmers to focus on their strokes, surroundings, and other swimmers without the distraction of foggy lenses. This is particularly important in open water or competitive swimming settings.
Enhanced Swimming Safety: Clear vision is crucial for safety while swimming, and anti-fog swim goggles help ensure that swimmers can always see clearly. Whether swimming in a pool, lake, or ocean, the ability to maintain clear visibility can help prevent accidents, collisions and save valuable time racing by allowing for clear sighting of swim buoys.
Convenience: Anti-fog swimming goggles eliminate the need to constantly remove and defog goggles during swimming sessions. Swimmers can enjoy uninterrupted swim sessions without having to stop and address foggy lenses.
Versatility: Anti-fog goggles are available in various styles, designs, and lens types to suit different preferences and swimming environments. Whether for recreational swimming, competitive swimming, doing your first triathlon or open water swimming, there are anti-fog goggles available to meet the needs of all swimmers.
The Kirra anti-fog swim goggle is ideal for racing or for those looking for a low-profile socket swim goggle and offers optical lens quality and anti-fog lenses as standard.
The Noosa anti-fog swim goggle is ideal for open water swimmers or for those looking for a large goggle and field of vision. The Noosa swim goggle range offers optical lens quality and anti-fog lenses as standard.
Looking After Anti-Fog Swim Goggles: Rinse your swim goggles with clean water after use and air dry, then store in a protective case to help prevent damage, scratches and maintain the anti-fog properties of the goggles. Over time anti fog coatings will slowly fade, making the anti-fog treatment less effective on your swim goggle. No matter the brand or swim goggle style, over time everything needs replacing. If swimming is something you really love a new set of anti-fog swim goggles, is a relatively low investment and clear visibility will certainly change your swimming world for the better.
We can’t stress enough to not rub or touch the inside of your swim goggle lens, this one point is the key to the anti-fog coatings longevity and the biggest cause of anti-fog coatings failing is simply swimmers wiping the coating off with clothes or fingers. While the internet and fellow swimmers are a great source of information, never ever use harsh or abrasive cleaning products on your swim goggles. Never use tooth paste on your polycarbonate swim goggle lens, while divers use to do this many years ago on glass dive goggle lenses, you will 100% ruin your softer polycarbonate swim goggle lenses.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of anti-fog goggles can vary depending on factors such as water temperature, humidity, the quality of the anti-fog coating and the care given to your swim goggles. Regular rinsing with clean water after use and proper storage can help maintain the anti-fog properties of swimming goggles.
While anti-fog goggles can significantly reduce fogging, it's possible that they may still fog up under certain extreme conditions. In such cases, additional measures like using anti-fog sprays, rinsing with water, or employing other anti-fog techniques can be used in conjunction with your treated anti-fog swim goggles to maintain and maximise clear vision throughout your swim.
Over time like all things, Anti-Fog coating with be less effective and the good news is you can restore clear vision with the below strategies.
No More Tears Baby shampoo: Baby shampoo can be effective in reducing fogging, keep in mind that its anti-fog properties may not be as long-lasting as specialised anti-fog coatings or sprays. It’s a method that works very well, however need to be done before every swim. Should fogging persist, you may want to explore alternative anti-fog treatments or consider purchasing new swim goggles with built-in anti-fog features.
Swimmer and triathletes have used baby shampoo on swim goggles for years, it’s a simple and cost-effective method to prevent fogging. Here's why:
Gentle Formula: Baby shampoo is known for its gentle formula, which is mild and safe for the delicate skin and eyes of infants. Using it on swim goggles minimizes the risk of irritation or discomfort that may be caused by harsher chemicals or cleaning agents.
Anti-Fog Properties: Baby shampoo contains surfactants that help reduce surface tension and prevent the build-up of water droplets on the goggles' lenses. This property helps to minimise fogging and maintain clear vision during swimming.
Residue Removal: Baby shampoo can effectively remove oils, dirt, and residue that accumulate on the lenses over time. These substances can contribute to fogging and hinder visibility. By cleaning the goggles with baby shampoo, you can keep the lenses clean and free from obstructions.
Cost-Effective Solution: Baby shampoo is readily available and affordable compared to specialised anti-fog sprays or cleaning solutions. Many swimmers already have baby shampoo at home, making it a convenient and budget-friendly option for treating swim goggles.
When using baby shampoo on swim goggles, it's important to follow these steps:
Dilute: Mix a small amount of baby shampoo with water in a bowl or your hand. The exact ratio may vary, but a common guideline is about a teaspoon of baby shampoo in a cup of water.
Clean: Gently rub the diluted baby shampoo solution on the inside and outside of the goggles' lenses. Use your fingers or a soft cloth to remove any residue, oils, or dirt.
Rinse: Thoroughly rinse the goggles with clean water to remove any remaining shampoo or residue. Be sure to rinse them well to prevent any potential eye irritation.
Dry: Allow the swim goggles to air dry completely before using or storing them. Avoid using towels or other materials that may leave lint on the lenses.
Anti-Fog Spray: Apply an anti-fog coating or spray specifically designed for swim goggles. These coatings create a thin layer on the inside of the lenses that prevents fog from forming. Before each swim, ensure the coating is still intact and reapply if necessary. Make sure to thoroughly rinse your goggles to avoid eye damage.
Spit and Rinse Method: Before wearing your goggles, spit or use your tongue on the inside of the lenses. Rinse the goggles with clean water to remove excess saliva. This method may sound unappealing, but the enzymes in saliva can create a temporary anti-fog effect.
Proper Goggle Fit: Ensure your swim goggles fit properly and create a seal around your eyes. A snug and watertight fit helps to prevent water from entering the goggles, reducing the chances of fogging.
Rinse with Water: Rinse your goggles with clean water before each swim. This removes any residue or chemicals that may contribute to fogging. Avoid touching the inside of the lenses as this can transfer oils from your fingers, which can promote fogging.
Avoid Touching the Lenses: Minimise touching the inside of the lenses, as the oils from your fingers can transfer onto the lens surface and cause fogging. If you do accidentally touch the inside of the lenses, rinse them with water to remove any oils.
Keep Goggles Dry: Store your goggles in a cool and dry place when not in use. Avoid leaving them in direct sunlight or in a damp environment, as this can contribute to fogging.
Avoid Wiping the Inside of the Lenses: If your goggles do fog up during a swim, resist the urge to wipe the inside of the lenses with your fingers or a towel. This can further spread oils and make the fogging worse. Instead, lift the goggles slightly away from your face to allow fresh air to circulate and help clear the fog.
Goggle Defogger Solutions: Use commercially available swim goggle defogger or anti-fog solutions or drops. Apply a few drops to the inside of the lenses, spread the solution evenly, and rinse with water before wearing the goggles.
Volare Anti-fog swim goggles are specifically designed to minimise or prevent fogging on the inside of your swim goggle lenses, ensuring clear vision while swimming. Volare swimming goggles are treated with special anti-fog coatings that work to inhibit the accumulation of condensation or fog. For trouble free swimming avoid touching the lens of your new swim goggles, again rubbing off the anti-fog coating with your fingers is the biggest cause of fogging.
Volare Kirra Anti-Fog Swim Goggles:
Volare Noosa Anti-Fog Swim Goggles: