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ParMel products are famous for high quality and incredible customer service with 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. This extended guarantee - along with our new, faster order turnaround time exemplify us from any other competitors!
How to Choose Your Swim Goggle?
How to Choose and Read Your Optical Swim Goggle Prescription?
How to Adjust Your Swim Goggle Nose Bridge?
How to Adjust Your Swim Goggle Head Strap?
The Dark Side of the Sun
What is UV Ray?
What is UV Protection?
What is Anti Fog?
Children and Sun
How Can You Protect yourself from Harmful Ultra Violet Ray?
UV Safety Reference Chart
How to Choose Your ParMel Swim Goggles for the Best Fit:

Select oval or round shaped swimming goggles that conform to the shape of your eye socket.

Press the swimming goggle against your eyes without the strap. If it the swim goggle stays on for more   than one second, the fit is proper.
How to Adjust the Nose Bridge Depends on Style of your Goggles:

Replace current nose piece to an either smaller or larger size.

Slide the lenses closer together or further apart until the fit is right.
How to Adjust your Swim Goggle Head Strap:

. A tight head strap may cause tension marks around the eyes and a loose head strap may not maintain a proper water seal, causing an uncomfortable experience.

. To obtain the best performance from your goggles, increase or decrease the tension on your strap until a firm and comfortable fit is attained.
What is UV Ray?

Light energy travels through space in the form of waves, with different types of light having different wave lengths.       Ultraviolet light rays, the damaging component in sunlight, are so short that they aren't part of the visible light spectrum that you can not always see or feel. UVA, linked to aging, liver spots and freckles and UVB, causing sunburn, linked to skin cancer and Cataracts. Over time, Ultra Violet Ray will damage Eyes and develops Cataracts.
What is UV Protection?

Standards for UV Protection have improved dramatically over the last few years, and today most lenses are effective at filtering or reflecting ultraviolet Ray. Lenses with proper quality UV Coating remain clear and provide Optical Clarity for your vision. Lenses with gray or green tint also offer the protection.
What is Anti-Fog?

Anti-Fog is a special Optical Treatment that ends misting, fogging and steaming of glass, plastic and mirrors coated lenses.
Children and Sun
How can you Protect yourself and you children from Harmful UV Ray?

. Since children do not understand the dangers of Ultra Violet Ray, they need more supervision and protection from Harmful Ultra Violet Ray. Children need special care as they spend more time for outdoors activities than adults.

. Wear a broad-brimmed hat or legionnaires cap, sunglasses and Goggles when Swimming or skiing.

. Apply sunscreen on clean, dry skin 20 minutes before going outside. (See UV Safety Reference Chart)

. Seek shade whenever possible.

. Minimize time in the sun between 10am-3pm.

. Always choose a sunscreen that is water resistant.

. Darker colored fabrics offer more Protection than lighter colors.
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How to Choose and Read Your Prescription for Optical Swim Goggle?

Nearsighted or Myopic: If you wear glasses or contact lenses and you enjoy swimming, with a pair of ParMel's Optical Goggles, you simply have chosen to begin an enjoyable experience.  The ParMel's Optical Goggles provide you clear vision whenever you swim.

Find out what your existing single vision eye glasses prescription is.  Your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist will have this information and will give you the prescription similar that shows below:

                                 Sphere            Cylinder            Axis
Right Eye (OD)     _______          _______          ____
Left Eye (OS)        _______          _______          ____

   OD refers to the Right eye, from the Latin "Oculus Dextrus"
   OS refers to the Left eye, from the Latin "Oculus Sinister"
   By convention, if the numbers are not labelled, them the first sets of readings are of the   right eye.

   The Sphere power is the first number in your Prescription.

   The Cylinder power for astigmatism is the second number in your Prescription.

      Note: Swim Goggles are available in Spherical Prescriptions without Cylinder power.

   It is recommended to Always Round Down the power diopters, rather than up in choosing a Swim Goggles. This places less strain on your eyes. i.e. for the Prescription of -2.25, choose -2.00. OR for the Prescription of -3.75, choose -3.50. If you have trouble deciding what power diopters lenses to choose, consult your eye doctor.

   It might take a short time to adjust to your Optical Goggles. So, wear them for a few minutes, your eyes will adjust and you will be more than satisfied with the results. Enjoy your Swimming.

Swim Goggle Prescription Conversion

   The first step to choosing prescription goggles is determining the diopter strength that most closely matches your current prescription. Follow the below steps, or ask your doctor to help you choose the best ones for you.

   Calculate the strength of the diopter you need using this formula: 1/2 of the cylinder + sphere = diopter strength. Sphere is the degree of weakness in diopters. This is always a negative number for nearsighted people, and a positive number for farsighted. Cylinder is the degree of astigmatism in your eye. Add half of this number to the sphere to determine diopter strength.

   For example, if your prescription is a sphere of -5.0 and a cylinder of +2.0, then (1/2 x +2.0) + -5.0 = -4.0 step diopter lens. Or if your prescription is a sphere: -2.0 and a cylinder: -1.0, then (1/2 x -1.0) + -2.0 = -2.0 (rounded up from -2.5) step diopter lens.


Warning
ParMel's Optical Goggles are intended for improving vision during your swimming where an exact prescription is not required.  They are not designed for continuous use as a corrective eye glasses.  Do not use them for reading or as a substitute for routine or safety glasses.