Reduced visibility is recognized by the human body as a hazard. When glasses fog up, a person feels uncomfortable. He loses his bearings, stops thinking about how he is swimming, and only wants to get rid of the terrible fog before his eyes. In addition, poor visibility is the cause of many injuries (especially in open water). In order to avoid such a terrible situation for mental and physical health, it is worth studying methods of dealing with fogging of glasses before starting a swim.
Why the windows fog up
Goggles are required to protect the eyes from water ingress. To prevent moisture from seeping inside, the accessory is made sealed. The snug fit of the frame to the face becomes the basis for increasing the temperature under the lenses. The temperature difference between the outside world and the area under the glass increases, which leads to the formation of condensation. It is he who reduces the visibility of the swimmer. The heating process cannot be stopped, but condensation can be slowed down.
Modern pool swimming goggles are factory defogged on the glasses. Manufacturers apply an additional protective layer to the lenses. It does protect against condensation due to temperature changes, but it is not permanent. The product is washed off the surface from contact with water. This process cannot be avoided, as the accessory must be washed after each swim in the pool.
In a couple of weeks, the protection will completely disappear from the glass, and the question will arise: buy new glasses or restore the protection yourself? Of course, common sense will tell you that buying a new accessory so often is a waste. Therefore, we offer you options for increasing the resistance of glasses to fogging.
How to protect glasses from fogging
If an accessory fogs up in a matter of moments, you should think about changing it. You can buy high quality swimming goggles from reliable manufacturers on our Fast Swimming website. But even the most expensive glasses can get condensed. Antifog will be the solution to this problem. It is a special chemical composition that stops condensation on the glass. It comes in 3 versions: spray, solution and wipes. Antifogs with a natural composition are also available. Anti-fogging spray HEAD Bio Defog made entirely from natural ingredients and harmless to the eyes.
Anti-fog application rules
Swimming goggles must be handled following the instructions on the packaging. Violation of one or more of the points may result in the loss of the effect of antifog. General rules:
- Degrease the inside of the lens with a degreaser. We recommend using baby soap.
- Allow glasses to dry naturally. Heating with a hair dryer or drying may cause the lenses to discolor or lose their protective properties. It is also prohibited to leave the accessory in the sun.
- Apply antifog. Spread the product evenly over the lens surface. Let dry at room temperature. It takes up to 40 minutes for the product to dry completely and absorb.
- Rinse the lenses under running cool water (keep the set weak).
The duration of the protective layer depends on the activity of training, adherence to the rules for storing and using glasses. The inside, which has been used up by the protective liquid, must not be touched with fingers. Also, do not often wash the accessory under strong water pressure. This will quickly rinse off the spray.
Antifog can seem expensive for novice swimmers. However, thanks to this spray, you can forget about the loss of clarity of visibility under water and discomfort. For example, one bottle TYRAnti – Fog Spray will last for at least six months. If you do not want to spend money on antifog, pay attention to the folk methods of fighting glass fogging.
Traditional anti-fogging methods
One of the simplest and most affordable remedies is saliva. Many swimmers, who do not have antifog with them, lick the lens with their tongue to create a protective layer on it. This helps to reduce the formation of condensation during the swim. The effect of the procedure is short. Children’s shampoo is also considered effective. It must be applied to the lenses and then washed off with water.