How to make your own prescription swimming goggles
Mikael in Sweden sent us this super clever project so we thought we would share it with you, with this guide!
Here's what Mikael said -
"Since I have quite a strong prescription, I'm more or less blind when I swim. I don't want to buy prescription goggles as they're so expensive, but I had several old, ordinary glasses as well as regular swimming goggles. So, I Sugru'ed them together! The end result works really well!"
Sugru Mouldable Glue is perfect for this because:
1: It is waterproof.
2: It bonds to most materials, especially glass.
- Swimming Goggles
- An old pair of glasses with your prescription lenses
- Tissue/toilet paper
- Small screwdriver
To remove the lenses from the glasses we used our iFixit screwdriver set, these sets are super useful for fiddly jobs.
Remove the screw closest to the lenses, this should allow you to open the frame to remove the lens without damaging them.
Open up the frame and remove the lens.
Cut open a single-use pack of Sugru and knead for 10 seconds.
Tear the blob in half - one half for each lens!
TOP TIP: If you find that Sugru sticks to your fingers, just give them a quick wipe with dry tissue paper
Roll the Sugru into thin sausages.
Place the sausage around the rim of the goggles.
Gently but firmly press your prescription lens onto the Sugru making sure that there are no gaps.
Gently press / rub the Sugru to get a good finish.
Use soapy water for a super smooth finish.
Leave to set for 12-24 hours. (Good things come to those who wait...)
Once the Sugru has set, your goggles are good to go!
Now let's all go swimming! :)