Are you one of those people who needs to wear glasses? And want to go snorkeling but are wondering if you can wear glasses while snorkeling and will your glasses will fog up and you won’t be able to see. So, how to snorkel with glasses?
The simple answer is no you can not wear glasses while snorkeling. This is because the earpiece of your glasses will break the silicon seal of the mask, allowing water to leak through. You can try on the mask with the glasses and make sure it sits comfortably on your nose, you might get lucky.
In today’s post, we will go through in more detail how to snorkel with glasses, so let’s get started!
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Can You Wear Glasses While Snorkeling?
No, you can not wear glasses while snorkeling. This is because the earpiece of your glasses will break the silicon seal of the mask, allowing water to leak through. And then you might break your glasses trying to get them inside the mask.
There are a number of solutions such as using contact lenses, prescription snorkel masks, or some sort of stick-on magnifier.
Can You Snorkel With Lenses?
Yes, you can wear contact lenses while snorkeling. It is safe but there is a risk of losing them or they are displaced should a lot of water flood into the mask.
How To Snorkel With Glasses?
While you shouldn’t wear glasses while snorkeling but contact lenses are safer to use. Snorkeling is a great way to enjoy the underwater world without having to invest in a lot of expensive scuba gear.
However, if you somehow are able to wear glasses under the snorkel mask. It can be tricky to keep them from getting foggy or full of water or damaged.
Here are a few tips on how to snorkel with glasses.
- Use an anti-fog solution on your lenses before you start snorkeling. This will help prevent them from getting blurry.
- Put your glasses in a secure place, like a lanyard around your neck or in a pocket. This way, they won’t fall off and get lost in the water.
- Rinse your lenses with clean water periodically to clear away any salt or chlorine.
What Do Swimmers Do If They Wear Glasses?
Generally, they get ready-made prescription goggles or contact lenses for both eyes.
Can I Dive After Eye Surgery?
The wonders of modern medicine can give sight back to many with an impairment. Laser eye surgery, cataract removal, and lens implant are a few procedures that you might have done to improve your vision.
It’s always recommended to allow your eyes to fully heal post-surgery before taking a dive. Otherwise, you risk causing increased damage to your eyes or slowing the healing process.
Some ambitious divers have gotten back into the water 2 to 4 weeks after their procedures, but generally speaking, it takes 3 to 6 months for complete recovery from procedures like LASIK.
If you are planning a procedure or have recently had one done, make sure you thoroughly consult with your doctor before committing to a dive.
Finally, the simple answer is no you can not wear glasses while snorkeling. This is because the earpiece of your glasses will break the silicon seal of the mask, allowing water to leak through. You can try on the mask with the glasses and make sure it sits comfortably on your nose, you might get lucky.
And that’s it for now! I’d love to know if this guide on how to snorkel with glasses has helped you. Let me know if you have any questions and let me know if there is more to add.