3rd March 2019
Announcing Prescription Swim Goggles from See the Sea RX!
We started See the Sea RX with the goal of giving our customers the clearest underwater vision possible through our partnership with Zeiss, the leaders in optical with over 150 years of optical experience. Zeiss provides most of our glass for our dive mask lenses. We have shipped dive masks to customers all over the world, including some with sphere powers as high as -28, and we are constantly asked by many of our customers if we can provide prescription swim goggles as well. We are happy to announce our launch of our prescription swim goggle line in January 2019, and they are now available for order!
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Who needs prescription swim goggles?
Do you struggle walking to the pool from the locker room due to vision problems or fear having your glasses stepped on at the edge of the pool because you can’t even find your towel without them? Maybe you have tried the cheap Chinese made goggle options that only correct for sphere powers and only in negative diopters, and suffered serious eye strain, double vision, or just poor vision.
Like our prescription dive masks, we provide quality quality lenses for all prescriptions including those that need prism and astigmatism correction. Our swim goggle lineup utilizes lenses surfaced in your exact prescription- no sacrifices like the cheap premade options.
When training, some swimmers want to be able to view their watch for pace or a phone. As we age, many of us require the use of progressive lenses or bifocals in order to read or see our watches. Up until now, there has not been a satisfactory solution for swimmers who require distance and near correction. We offer all our swim goggles with bifocal options.
Whether you are a competitive triathlete or a recreational swimmer who just wants to be able to have their best vision, we can help you see clear.
What are my rx swim goggle options?
We launched our prescription goggles with three “frames” and various lens options.
Our three frames are the shark, shark kids, and the frog eye goggle- each of which present their own strengths. All the goggles have adjustable bridge pieces, the rubber piece between the eyes, giving you a custom fit, and more importantly, centering the corrective lenses over your pupils.
- The Shark. The Shark headlines our prescription swim goggle lineup. As with all our prescription swim goggles, the shark has an adjustable nose bridge providing a custom fit. Lenses for the shark can be produced in tints, polarized, and even transition (changing from clear to tinted upon UV exposure).
- The Shark Kids features all the same specs as the Shark except a slightly smaller frame to fit children and young teens. The Shark Kids goggle also accepts tinted, polarized, and mirrored lenses.
- The Frogeye goggle provides the clearest vision above and under the water due to its unique dual lens system. The prescription lens sits behind a Plano, “flat”, front lens. Due to the properties of light transmitting through water into air, a flat lens provides the most true image without distortion. Due to the two lens system, the frogeye is NOT available with tinted lenses. Additionally bifocals may be less effective in the frogeye for near reading. Finally, the frogeye’s design prohibits prescriptions with a spherical power greater that +/-5 ish (send us a message if you want to verify your prescription fits in the frogeye). Ultimately, even with these limitations, the frogeye provides the swimmer with the clearest vision available.
Why order from See the Sea RX?
See the Sea RX specializes in underwater optics. We have been shipping prescription dive masks throughout the world, Light does not transit through the water into air the same way as just wearing glasses on land. We understand these challenges better than anyone else. We have heard of vendors using stock lenses, these are premade lenses with base curves (the curve of the front of the lens), which offer manufacturers very high margins, but with even a basic understanding of underwater vision, anyone can see how these lenses only offer highly distorted vision underwater, worsening at the periphery.
In addition to understanding underwater vision, our customers can choose from quality lenses including those manufactured by our partner, Zeiss as an upgrade. We stand by our products, and if you are unhappy with your vision above or under the water, we will remake your lenses.
Finally, we offer advanced coatings specifically for lenses in the Shark Goggle lineup such as mirrored finishes, ant-scratch coatings with scratch warranty, polarized lenses for those that swim in open water, and even transition lenses for swimmers who want a lens that goes from clear to tinted with exposure to UV light.
Whatever your underwater vision needs, See the Sea RX has you covered.
Ready to order swim goggles from See the Sea RX?
Ordering is easy- Once you are on the order page, the first step in ordering your prescription swim goggles is to choose your goggle style.
PS- Did you know swim goggles were not widely used in competition until relatively recently? Their first appearance at the commonwealth games was not until 1970! Check out this article on Olympian David Wilkie for more information.