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How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Swimming Goggles?

Have you ever walked away with bloodshot eyes after a swimming session or goggle rings around your eyes? Has swimming ever troubled your eyes?

This is because you either didn't bother to buy swimming goggles or picked the wrong ones.

With so many types of goggles out there which makes this task of picking the goggles a daunting one. This wide range of brands and options can often overwhelm an aspiring swimmer. So, the question here arises; how do you know which are the best swimming goggles for you?

To take the load off your shoulder, we have penned everything you need to know before buying the swimming goggles.

Read through to know the benefits of swimming goggles and how can you pick the perfect pair for yourself?

Let’s get started!

Benefits of swimming goggles

Here's a quick rundown through some benefits of swimming goggles:

Clear vision: If you pick the right goggles, those embedded with the watertight design, then my friend, you can confidently open your eyes in the underwater world. Everything around might seem crystal clear with the right pair of swimming goggles.

Protection against the UV rays: Human eyes are highly prone to get infected while in waters, especially from UV rays. Therefore, when you wear swimming goggles, you eliminate the risk of such infections. Also, you protect your eyes from the chemically treated water while swimming.

Safeguard contact lenses: If you want to continue wearing your contact lenses while hitting the water without the fear of them popping out, then do wear swimming goggles. This way, you won't have any vision trouble and your lens will remain protected while in the water.

Enhanced performance: Wearing swimming goggles aids in maximizing your performance and becoming a better swimmer. With them, you get a clear view underwater that ultimately lets you speed up and push your limits. Want to master swimming? Do focus on picking the best swimming goggles.

Now that you are familiar with the benefits of swimming goggles, we hope you won't make the mistake of skipping them. So, the next step is to buy the perfect pair of swimming goggles.

But, before that let’s learn which factors you need to consider for owning a perfect pair of swimming goggles:

Find the perfect fit:

To begin your hunt for the best open water swimming goggles you must start with finding the right fit. It may take a bit of trial and error, but the efforts are worth making. However, this is a bit tricky because what may be best for another may not be a fit for you.

To be sure that you are on the right track, see if the goggles fit your eye socket. Large socket goggles may cause leakage, and the small socket goggles can be uncomfortable.

So, be particular about what you choose. Additionally, be careful of seeing if the straps effectively keep goggles in place.

Comfort check:

The right pair of swimming goggles must have a watertight fit around the eyes without compromising comfort. Go for swimming goggles that come with adjustable nose pieces and split straps so that you can wear them comfortably. Before burning your pocket, do look and experiment until you find a pair that is not too tight and troubles your nose.


The next key factor in making a worthy purchase is visibility or clear vision. Look for something that doesn't block your peripheral vision while you swim in open water.

Quick tip: The gray goggles attest to have better visibility on the sides than the goggles with blue lenses.


Pick the swimming goggles that are a bit tinted and mirrored. This is because they offer shade to your eyes while you swim in bright sunlight. However, if you stick to indoor swimming pools, color doesn't matter.

Here's a quick rundown through which color and tint do what:

  • Clear: Perfect for indoor use that maximize visibility
  • Smoke: Suitable for outdoor use as they reduce the light transmission and overall brightness
  • Blue: Again, a pick for indoor use as they provide high visibility in bright light.
  • Red: Perfect for low-light and medium conditions.
  • Mirrored: Recommended for outdoor swimming as they reduce brightness and glare.


Swimming goggles with a single strap often end up causing trouble as they time and again slide down toward your neck. And the way to fix this problem is to opt for double straps. You can wear the top strap as high as possible and the bottom strap in the usual place, preventing the goggles from sliding down.

We hope that these considerations would have given you some ideas about which brands and models of goggles will work for you. Also, we have picked some of our best and popular choices for you. So have a quick sneak peek of them!

Best swimming goggles of 2021

Aqua Sphere Vista Pro Clear

The Vista Pro is the first single-lens swim mask by Aqua Sphere embedded with the latest technologies. They are so far the most unique and the best swimming goggles for men, women, and kids in this market segment. Being our best-selling Curved Lens Technology, the goggles are a perfect carry for every open water swimming condition.


  • Patented single curved lens
  • Titanium mirrored, tinted, and clear lenses
  • 180-degree view
  • Quick-Fit
  • Pivoting buckle
  • Simple adjustments
  • Comfortable and leak-resistant Silicone skirt
  • Advanced Fit Technology (AFT)
  • 100% UV-A and UV-B protection

Aqua Sphere Kayenne Mirror

Another top pick by us is Aqua Sphere Kayenne swimming goggles featuring exceptional design and functionality. Made from the highest quality materials, it has been tested thoroughly to provide the best swimming goggles with great value. Whether you're a regular or an occasional swimmer, these goggles are an innovative range of swimming goggles.


  • Simple adjustments
  • Comfortable and leak-resistant Silicone skirt
  • Advanced Fit Technology (AFT)
  • 100% UV-A and UV-B protection

Aqua Lung Versa Snorkel Mask

A swimming goggle that opens up the underwater world for an amazing snorkeling experience. Known for being highly stylish, yet they don’t lack any functionality requirement like the easy-adjust textile head strap. In addition, the hypoallergenic, silicone full-face Aqua Lung Versa Snorkel Mask makes it a soft, comfortable fit.


  • 180-degree visibility with minimal distortion
  • Shatter-resistant polycarbonate lens
  • Durable and crystal clear vision
  • Anti-fog and UV protective coating
  • Hypoallergenic silicone face skirt
  • Enlarged nose pocket to fit all faces
  • Lightweight to increase wearing comfort
  • Elastic textile strap
  • Easy-adjust buckle

Finis Lightning - Black/Smoke

Finis Lightning Swimming Goggle, a must-have swimming goggles for any competitive swimmer! They are a highly pocket-friendly option that helps you in enhancing your performance. Frames and lenses are fused as one piece that ultimately reduces drag and creates a lower profile.


  • Quick Clip adjustment strap
  • Lens Integration Technology
  • Four interchangeable nose pieces for a custom fit
  • Highly comfortable

Speedo HydroPulse Goggles

Speedo HydroPulse, a perfect pick for all-around swimmers! These new Hydro Pulse goggles offer excellent comfort for everyday swimming. Featuring light smoke lenses, these goggles provide complete protection against direct sunshine and bright conditions. In addition, they are known for offering a superior peripheral vision for underwater clarity.


  • Wide vision lenses
  • Super soft seals for a comfortable and cushioned fit
  • Double silicone head strap for a secure fit and easy adjustment
  • Anti-fog coated lens
  • 100% UV Protection

Now that you know how to shop for the best swimming goggles, check out our selection on our platform. Ranging from various styles, sizes, and lens colors, we have the best in swimming goggles for kids and adults.

Get ready to experience an incredible swimming workout with a pair of high-quality swim goggles!

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