How to Unfog My Swim Goggles

How to Unfog My Swim Goggles
When you swim with goggles, whether for sport or recreation, if the goggles fog up it becomes difficult to continue swimming. Goggles fog up when condensation forms on the inside of the goggle lenses due to the difference in temperature between the air inside the goggles and the water surrounding the goggles. Some goggles have a special anti-fog design that minimizes fogging. When you do not have these special goggles, minimize goggle fogging by performing a few simple fixes.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Swim goggles Anti-fog solution Saliva
  • Swim goggles
  • Anti-fog solution
  • Saliva
Step 1
Wait to place the goggles on your face until immediately before you must enter the water. This will help to minimize the fog because the temperature contrast will be less than if you have the goggles on for a longer period.
Step 2
Apply a drop of saliva to the inside of the goggle lenses and rub it around the lenses with your finger. Alternatively, you also might lick the insides of the goggles. Some swimmers use a drop of anti-fog solution on the insides of the goggle lenses to keep condensation from forming on the goggles. (Spread this around in the same way you would spread saliva onto the lenses).
Step 3
Secure the goggles tightly to your face to ensure that they will not leak. Press the goggles firmly around your eyes and adjust the head straps properly.
Step 4
Break the seal of your goggles slightly if they become fogged while you are swimming. If you allow a tiny amount of water to enter into the goggles, it can wipe away the condensation. Be careful not to allow too much water into the goggles.

Article Written By Kathryn Hatter

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator and regular contributor to "Natural News." She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, crocheter, painter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. Hatter's Internet publications specialize in natural health and she plans to continue her formal education in the health field, focusing on nursing.

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