I am learning to swim right now so I can go to water parks when summer rolls around. However, I am very short sighted. Under water I use prescription goggles to see, but when I get out of the pool or if I go to the water park, get out of the ride, how can I see?

The problem is, at water parks, I can't store my glasses anywhere (I could store it in the lockers but then I wouldn't be able to see while I am waiting in line) and during the ride. I don't want to wear goggles when I am not in the ride.

What are some solutions for shortsighted people for swimming and going to the water parks

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You can add a strap to your actual glasses. Combine that with a cleaning cloth which is useful when you leave the water. (Eg : Oakley Performance Strap Kit)

Or you can also buy a pair of prescription swimming glasses. You can either found those with predefined dioptres online or from your optician.

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    Indeed, I use off-the-shelf optical goggles And am very near sighted. They work in and our of the water just fine. Slightly more expensive than regular goggles, but only a few dollars more.
    – Jon Custer
    Sep 22, 2020 at 14:37

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