For those of you or family members who often swim, maybe red and sore eyes after exiting the pool has become commonplace. Some people might consider it trivial. However, there are also people whose eyes are very sensitive so they can't help but wear swimming goggles.
Swimming goggles are indeed one of the supporting tools for this water sport. Unfortunately, many people are still reluctant to use swimming goggles for various reasons. So, try to consider the various reasons why you should use the following swimming goggles.
For what use swimming goggles?
Some people don't like to wear swimming goggles because they're not used to it. If you don't get used to it, swimming goggles do feel uncomfortable at first and may cause pain in the head and in the area around the eyes. However, with proper use, swimming goggles are useful for your health because of the following four things.
1. Prevent irritation and allergies
Water in the pool or in the sea is full of bacteria and invisible germs. In addition, there are still many various chemicals, dust and dirt mixed in the water. Swimming without swimming goggles risks causing irritation or allergic eyes due to exposure to various bacteria, germs, and chemicals such as chlorine in water. As a result, the eyes will become red, itchy, sore, and runny.
2. Prevent injury or accident
If you don't use swimming goggles, you will find it harder to look at the situation around you when diving. You may still be able to see vaguely. However, you might not see if there are leaves, debris, debris, broken glass, or foreign material that can hurt your eyes or body. Especially if you swim in the sea. If not careful, you might be scratched by a coral reef.
In some swimming pools, there is no clear barrier between shallow ponds and deep pools. If you don't really pay attention to the bottom of the pool, you can slip and sink into a deep pond.
Wearing swimming goggles can make your vision clearer and more alert to your surroundings. In addition, swimming goggles will also be a barrier to foreign objects so as not to hurt your eyes.
3. Certain medical conditions
People who have dry eyes, sensitive eyes, impaired vision (such as plus or minus eyes), or just recovered from certain eye diseases should always wear swimming goggles. You can request a special recipe from your eye doctor and order special swimming goggles, according to your condition. So, those of you who have sensitive eyes or vision problems can still swim safely.
4. Improve performance
Wearing swimming goggles can also improve your performance while swimming. With clear vision, you can focus entirely on swimming techniques and styles. You also don't need to worry about having water in your eyes. Because, many special swimming techniques that require your head to be right on the surface of the water. Without swimming goggles, the view will be blurred so you have to divide the concentration between perfecting the technique and adjusting the focus of the view.
Tips for choosing and installing swimming goggles correctly
You may feel uncomfortable because you haven't chosen and wear swimming goggles correctly. When choosing swimming goggles, choose the ones that fit the size of your eyes. Do not choose too large because it is prone to leakage, and do not choose too crowded. The right swimming goggles should stick to the area around the eyes without making your facial skin or nose feel like being pulled.
When installing swimming goggles, hold the gap between the two sides of the glass (the rubber that attaches to the nose between the eyes) with your index finger. With your other hand, pull on the eyeglass strap and wrap it around the back of your head. Position until you feel comfortable enough.
Adjust the length of the rope to the size of your head. If you feel a headache, relax the strap. Your swimming eyeglass strap should circle above the ear, not below.
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