Sizes and Shapes
For some, choosing a pair is a breeze, but for some, it can be overwhelming. Goggles come in different sizes, shapes and even styles. Swedish, mirrored and metallic are just some classifications that you might encounter when shopping for your goggles. When you are shopping for your pair, look at the socket size as this indicates the size of the lens. A small one is lighter; however. it can put pressure on the orbital bone.
A large socket size on the other hand is bulkier but would have rubber or foam to hold the goggles in place. Another thing that you might want to consider is the lens width. The wider the lens, the more view it gives the swimmer. A smaller one, on the other hand, gives limited vision but is perfect for training sessions or competitions as it helps the wearer to focus on their path.
Once you decide on the size and shape of the goggles, it is important to try it out and determine if you are comfortable with the piece without it feeling too tight. Do remember that you would be swimming and as such the fit must be a bit on the snug side to prevent any leaks. Some have double straps that wearers can adjust to fit tightly. Diving can also dislodge this and as such, you should pick two or three pieces depending on what type of swimming activity you have in mind.
Thanks to technology, improvements were made making them look aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. From cheap plastic that looks like safety lab goggles, swimming goggles today appear sleek and stylish without compromising functionality. That being said, the price also increases depending on the design. If you are on a budget or just want one for training purposes, then buying a lower priced one would be ideal. However, investing in a good pair is ideal for competitions as well.