Fog free swimming goggles!

For the last ten months of so, I have been swimming on a regular basis. Due to wearing contact lenses (I know, I should not do that in the pool), I wear swimming goggles to keep the eye area dry. I have tried various brands of swimming goggles and after a few uses, the “lens” part seems to fog and mist, leaving a blurred line of sight. This is easily rectified by a quick swill in the water, but today I was given a tip so simple and low cost, I was amazed. One of the other regular lane swimmers, asked me if my goggles had fogged and she offered a solution. She had with her a small dispenser with Johnsons baby shampoo inside. One tiny droplet was smeared inside each goggle and rubber around the surface. This was then rinsed and, hey presto – fog free swimming!

I have absolutely no idea why this works, but it did! Any ideas as to the chemical equation here preventing the “fogging”? I have seen specialist solutions but the price has always put me off in case they did not work.

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  1. JockandRita May 17, 2013

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