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Can you snorkel with glasses?

can you snorkel with glasses

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There are few things more peaceful than floating on the surface of the water, gazing down at the colorful fish and coral below.

If you’re lucky enough to live in a place where the water is warm and clear year-round, you might even enjoy snorkeling on a regular basis.

But what if you wear glasses? Is it still possible to enjoy this activity?

The good news is that, yes, you can definitely snorkel with glasses. In fact, there are a few different ways to make it work. Here are our top three suggestions that you can try so that you can enjoy snorkeling.

Try contact lenses

First, you could try wearing contact lenses.

This option will give you the clearest possible view of what’s going on under the water.

However, not everyone is comfortable wearing contacts, and they can be tricky to keep in place while swimming.

Prescription goggles

As crazy as it might sound you can use your glasses prescription to get a set of specially made goggles or inserts for a mask.

These act just like your glasses providing you with the support that your vision needs.

This is probably the best option as you remove the potential discomfort of contact lenses and your goggles or mask will not be subjected to misting over which can happen if you simply try to wear your regular glasses while snorkeling.

Prescription goggles can be customized to your exact prescription, which means you’ll be able to see just as well as you would with your regular glasses—but without having to worry about them getting wet or falling off.

Taping your glasses to your head

If neither of those options appeals to you, you could also try taping your glasses to your head before putting on your snorkeling mask.

While this isn’t the most elegant solution, it will definitely work in a pinch.

Your glasses may steam up as you swim along but, providing that your tape is a snug fit, this will be minimal.

You can also treat the inside of your glasses with a anti-mist solution before you begin or even wipe the inside over with a thin layer of liquid soap – which will also do the trick.

Final Words

So there you have it—three different ways that you can snorkel with glasses.

Whether you decide to wear contacts, invest in prescription goggles, or tape your glasses to your head, just make sure you take all necessary precautions so that you can enjoy a safe and fun experience.

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