TYR Corrective Optical Performance Goggle
|Price:||$15.40 - $30.34|
- Universal no leak fit extremely comfortable goggle
- Offers an excellent option for swimmers who need a corrective goggle
- Fully adjustable one-size fits all
- Wide-angle optical grade polycarbonate lens
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The TYR corrective prescription swimming goggle is equipped with Thermal Plastic Rubber gaskets for leak-proof protection, as well as a durable, split, TPR headstrap, for a secure fit. Easy adjust snap-lock side clips make sizing a cinch. Know no boundaries with these sight enhancing goggles that are perfect for training and recreation.
There is no need for contacts or poor vision in the water with the Tyr Corrective Optical Goggles. The Corrective Optical goggle is a distinctive step diopter goggle in spherical prescription lens options. It features a universal eye socket frame design for superior fit, wide angle, optical grade polycarbonate lenses, comfortable Thermal Plastic Rubber gaskets that provide both comfort and leak-proof fit, and a durable, split TPR head strap providing a comfortable yet secure fit.
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Now the negative: Goggles have to fit well or they leak. The oval part that rests against your skin wider than obvious from the pictures. No matter how narrow I adjusted the nose piece (and I tried every setting) the goggles were still too wide for my face and leaked horribly. I also tried them with a bungee strap instead of the standard one and had no improvement. Basically these goggles will probably be great for most men and for women with wide faces. For women with narrow faces the goggles will not fit. I my favorite & best fitting old goggles are AquaSphere Lady Kaiman which considerably smaller. I ended up exchanging these goggles for The Speedo Vanquisher 2 optical goggles. The Speedos also run narrower than these goggles and fit fine, but are less comfortable. My recommendation is that if you have a small face get the Speedos, but if you have a larger face go with the TYRs. The TYRs are overall better goggles for those whom they fit.
One other minor note to bungee fans. The bungee was really easy to install, but the opening was so wide that my bungee slide around too much. It's actually better with the original strap.
The photo below will give some indication of size. From top to bottom: Speedo Vanquisher 2 optical, TYR optical, Lady Kaiman (not available in optical) TYR eye gaske area component is much wider
I've used plain Tyr goggles for a while now, and liked the fit and feel. The prescription goggles work just as well - they fit my face nicely with only a little adjustment of the strap. My prescription varies in both eyes, -4.75 and -4.25, so I got the -4.50. They are not perfect, but at the price, they are very, very good, and the water drops and streaks that inevitably arise on the inside of the lenses (you are not going to keep the goggles perfectly dry on the inside) and interfere a bit with focus make it doubtful that I'd get the kind of improvement that would make expensive custom jobs worthwhile. Highly recommended.
UPDATE: I missed the warning in small print in the instructions about not touching the inside of the lenses. Big mistake on my part. The anti-fog coating became nearly opaque after wiping out the excess moisture a few times. In just two weeks, the the goggles went from being a godsend to nearly unusable. The only recourse was to clean and rub out the coating entirely, because it blocked vision worse than having no correction at all. The goggles now work, but they fog. Not too badly while swimming laps, but out of the water they fog up quickly and thoroughly. I don't need them out of the pool, so no big deal. But I've dropped the rating to three stars because the goggles are too delicate and too adversely affected by what should be normal handling. I would not buy them again and will look for something more robust.
Don't make my mistake. DO NOT TOUCH THE INSIDE OF THE LENSES!!!
FINAL UPDATE: I've been using Tyr goggles now for nearly 6 months and I need to make a final amendment to my review. First off, I used a second pair of goggles, originally bought for my wife, for about 3 months. I did not touch the lenses on the inside, and they held up much better. There is still deterioration of the coating, but it is slower and has proceeded from the edges/rims, so it is still possible to see reasonably clearly looking straight ahead through the lenses. I don't know how much longer that will be the case. However, a month back I started using my original and now antifog coating-free goggles. After each use, I coat the interior with antifog spray, blotting out the excess with a lint-free optical cloth, and let them dry. The result is that the lenses are completely clear for the 70-80 minutes I swim laps, as long as I keep water out of them. I have to reapply after each use, but the costs of materials is minimal and it takes barely a minute, so on balance, it is well worth the effort. Here's the thing: I swim 70-80 minutes 5 or more times a week, pretty heavy usage. The goggles have held up impressively well, so I am bumping them up to 4 star. No leaking even now, comfortable on my face for the entire session (after taking some care to adjust the straps properly), no sign of scratches or wearing materials. Given the substantial use I have to conclude that aside from the anti-fog coating (and having read extensively about other goggles, I am pretty sure this issue is not limited to Tyr) these goggles are a very good value. I probably would buy them again, now that I know how to handle them, and how to deal with the minor shortcomings.