How To Prevent Swim Goggles Fog

by admin on May 22, 2012

Summer is finally right around the corner, and there is no better way to spend a bright sunny afternoon than a day at the pool or beach. Ever since AC Lens started to sell swim goggles, we’ve received a ton of positive feedback about how convenient it is to purchase both prescription and standard swimming goggles online.

One question we’ve had quite a few customers ask is how to prevent your goggles from fogging up. After all, if you can’t see out of your swim goggles due to fog, it would seem to defeat the purpose of wearing them in the first place. While many retailers sell anti-fog solution made specifically for goggles, there are easier and cheaper ways to prevent swim goggles from fogging up.

Swimming Goggle Fog Solutions

The first, and most popular solution is simply to purchase swimming goggles that include a built-in anti-fog treatment. While not all swimming goggles feature anti fog coatings, swimming goggles such as the Ultra Comfort Prescription Swimming Goggles sold at AC Lens come with built in fog solutions that actively prevent fogging and blurring of the lenses.

Ultra Comfort Prescription Swimming Goggles Ultra Comfort Prescription Swim Goggles Use An Anti Fog Coating To Prevent Blurriness

One problem that may occur with anti-fog coating, is that it can wear out, or be disrupted when it’s rubbed by your hands. Additionally, many swimming goggles do not have built-in anti fog treatments, and thus people need a solution for how to prevent fog without a fog prevention coating.

  • One popular home remedy is to use dish-soap to prevent fog buildup. While it’s not a permanent solution, applying a small amount of dish-soap evenly across the lens, then rinsing (do not rub) the lens off with water seems to prevent short-term lens fogging.  Any liquid dish soap should work adequately, as dish soap is designed to coat dishes with a coating that prevents food, moisture, and dirt from attaching to the surface.
  • Similar to the dish soap remedy, some people advocate using diluted baby shampoo to prevent fogging. After soaking the lenses in the baby shampoo, rinse off with warm water and your goggles should be resistant to fog for at least a day or two.

One popular anti-fog strategy we wouldn’t recommend is either licking or spitting in the lenses to prevent fog. While this may work to prevent fog, it’s not as sanitary as using shampoo or dish-soap, and rubbing the lenses can also deteriorate any anti-fog coating that’s already on the goggle lens.

As is true with contact lenses, AC Lens carries high quality swimming goggles for adults and children at discounted prices. We carry both prescription and non-prescription swim goggles, and even stock goggles with anti-fog coatings. Check out our swimming goggles page to shop for affordable swim goggles or to simply read our customer reviews of the goggles we carry.


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }' Kathleen Winfrey November 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

This has been our problem for quite sometime! Me and my boyfriend love’s diving and fog in our swimming goggles are really just so annoying. Thank you for sharing this tips! Will definitely try this!' Hunto Munto August 11, 2013 at 1:21 pm

Some types of Swim Goggles are that moisturize the fox in shape of drops. These types are rare, but are available in market. Can anybody tell me the name of any such firm?

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