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Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Protection against red-eye

In the home page picture (top right) I'm wearing my Maru goggles. Swimming crawl means immersing your head for much of the stroke cycle and you need to protect your eyes from the irritative effects of the disinfected water. Initially I used goggles made by a more famous manufacturer; they looked flashier but they lay over the eye socket and (it's only a theory) water entered - almost capillary fashion - via the eyebrows. The Manus fit into the eye sockets like a pair of monocles and remain waterproof for the full mile.

To prevent steaming up use a drop of washing up fluid on the inside of each lens, half rinse and let them dry overnight without wiping. Manu has changed my life.

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