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Swim Goggles for Deep Eye Sockets

 

   


Tri Slow Poke

Jun 10, 08 3:59

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Any suggestions? I've tried pretty much everything in the Aquaspere line with no luck. Regular goggles usually feel like they're digging into my eyes. The swim masks can't keep out the water. Thanks for any suggestions!




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i008496

Jun 10, 08 4:10

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Have you tried the Barracuda line? http://www.sporteyes.com/barracud.htm I use the B300. I probably tried every goggle or mask out there before this one and haven't switched in the last three years. Every other goggle or mask either leaked or felt like my eye balls were going to pop out of the socket. These have a slightly bigger footprint so they go around the bone structure and never leak for me and really are quite comfortable because the pressure is against the bone.


Tri Slow Poke

Jun 10, 08 4:26

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Thanks for the tip. I will see if i can find a shop in DC that sells them.




Did you not know that in a race all runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.
- 1 Corinthians 9:24


tmco69

Jun 10, 08 5:03

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The Speedo Vanquishers work well for me.


rockfish

Jun 10, 08 6:11

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Re: Swim Goggles for Deep Eye Sockets [Tri Slow Poke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

They are not the most comfortable, but swedish goggles the ons without gaskets work for me and i have a deep eye sockets as well.

good luck,
RF


dalessit

Jun 10, 08 6:38

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Re: Swim Goggles for Deep Eye Sockets [Tri Slow Poke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

In Reply To:
Any suggestions? I've tried pretty much everything in the Aquaspere line with no luck. Regular goggles usually feel like they're digging into my eyes. The swim masks can't keep out the water. Thanks for any suggestions!

Let me know which ones you go with, I have the exact same issue.

Sport Fair in Arlington has a huge selection.


IKnowEverything

Jun 10, 08 6:39

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Re: Swim Goggles for Deep Eye Sockets [rockfish] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

TYR Socket Rockets are very similar to Swedes, except the edge is a hard rubber instead of plastic; i love them!!


FLA Jill

Jun 10, 08 8:02

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Re: Swim Goggles for Deep Eye Sockets [Tri Slow Poke] [In reply to] Quote | Reply

If goggles feel like they're digging into your eyes, you're pulling the head strap too tight. Do a seal test for prospective goggles by taking them out of the box at the store, and pressing the eye cups firmly to your face. They fit right if you can feel them seal around your eyes for a couple of seconds. Then when you put them on in the water, go easy on the strap tension.

The nice thing about swedes and the like are that you can play with them until you get the length of the nose piece just right down to the milimeter, which does wonders for proper fit.


KL

Jun 10, 08 8:15

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Blueseventy. I have as my wife calls it a "goggle museum." I have tried on numerous goggles that seem to fit properly at the store but leak like crazy in the pool. The Blueseventy goggles work great.


yanos

Jun 10, 08 9:07

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How about two of these.

   
 
 
 



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