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Hey all--I noticed after my swim workout this morning some numbness just above my left eye--as if someone had shot novocaine into my skin there. I have no other symptoms, such as dizziness or the like. But I'm wearing goggles I got recently: someone gave them to me when the pair I had broke. I've been tweaking the fit to get a better seal without being too tight, but it's a tricky balance to maintain. If I make them too tight, I'm uncomfortable... not tight enough and water comes in. Anyone here run into that?<br><br>
The price was right so I keep holding out hope that I'll eventually tweak them to my satisfaction. And maybe someone has suggestions on that score: the goggles have both an adjustable nose bridge and an adjustable strap around the head.<br><br>
But maybe I should just invest in a new pair. I'm leaning in that direction. Recommendations welcome. I was wearing a basic pair of speedos and liked the fit and comfort, but unfortunately, they aren't too durable. I've gone through a couple pairs in less than that many years.<br><br>
Thanks for thoughts/suggestions on all or any points mentioned here.
 

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I wear tinted TYR ones...they're made for smaller faces. I'm chubby...but I guess the regular goggles are a hair too big for me...
 

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"tight" isn't always what you want....<br>
Tight around your head will quickly give you a headache...<br>
you might want to see if you can adjust the nose piece. Sometimes if the eye pieces are too close together, they'll cause that.<br><br>
Also, you might want to experiement with other shapes....there are rounder ones, flatter ones, oblonger (yes, I just invented that particular adjective) ones....you need to find a SHAPE that fits your eye socket.
 

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L,<br><br>
I would suggest trying something else. It's most likely the goggles. Annnnd, if you find what works for you the tight vs leak sensitivity is easy to maintain. It's like running shoes, one company isn't better it's your feet fit.
 

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Thanks for the tips! Yeah, I'll likely pick up a new pair. The numbness had me a trifle worried when it didn't disappear right away. That might be my face telling me these aren't the right goggles for me--although I'm grateful to the person who gave them to me, since otherwise, I'd have had no swim that day.
 

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I like the Speedo Vanquisher, Swim Outlet has the woman's size on sale.<br><br><a href="http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1131.htm" target="_blank">http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1131.htm</a><br><br>
If you want to try goggles before you buy them, I would go to Toad Hollow on Rt. 30 in Paoli should youget down that way. They really have a great assoertment of swim stuff, good prices also. It's only 15 mins away from the KOP mall on the weekends.... weekdays that would be quite a bit longer time Just a tad east from the Performance Bike Shop.<br><br><br>
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Ooh. Thanks for the tip! I love the Vanquisher. Also got a couple of grab bag suits....I'm scared. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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