FAQ's

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Where can I buy your products?

Michael Phelps and Aqua Sphere swim gear is only available through Authorized Retailers and this website. You can find a retailer near you by visiting our Store Locator page.

What is the proper way to clean my goggles?

We recommend cleaning the goggles only by rinsing with fresh water and left to dry. Additionally, using filtered water to rinse helps avoid water spots. We advise against trying to clean it by using even a soft cloth (as you would with a pair of sunglasses) as the cloth would be considered an abrasive and could scratch the lenses. It would also have a tendency to remove the thin layer of anti-fogging agent inside the lenses or cause the inside of the lenses to develop a film that is not removable. Avoid any damages to the inside of the lens for preserving the anti-fog treatment. Do not spit on or rub the lens with your fingers. Avoid solvents, detergents and alcohol. Use only anti-fog solution designed for goggles. Keep the product away from heat sources and avoid direct exposure to sunlight.

Why are my goggles fogging up?

Fogging could occur due to several reasons:

Wear & Tear

  • A fit issue or an issue with the straps being too tight or too loose.
  • Condensation forming on the inside of the lenses. (perspiration or water vapor from your skin)
  • The Anti-Fog treatments become less effective over-time
  • The Anti-Fog treatment has come off or barely has any
  • Too much moisture being produced so the Anti-Fog cannot handle it all
  • Some Solutions for Fogging are as follows:
  • Put the goggles on while both you and the goggles are dry

  • Use an additional Anti-Fog Solution

What are the goggles made of?

Our goggles are made of SiliconeSofterilPolycarbonate, and Plexisol.

 

  • Silicone: Surgical Grade Silicone provides optimum, long-lasting comfort, and product longevity.
  • Softeril: An exclusive material that offers long-lasting comfort and durability.
  • Polycarbonate: Six times lighter than glass, ultra durable with superior optic qualities. 

 

*** Please note that although our goggles are Latex Free, we cannot guarantee that there are no traces of Latex, as they are manufactured in a facility that handles Latex as well.

What is the difference between all the lens options?

Lens Technology:

  • Clear Lens
    • Environment: Indoor Pools and Dark Conditions (Low Light)
    • 100% UVA/UVB Protection
    • Ideal for low light and overcast conditions wehere maximum visibility is required.
    • Also ideal for consistent lighting as it provides accurate vision without filtering out color.
  • Dark Lens
    • Environment: Outdoor - Sunny - Bright Conditions (Bright Light)
    • 100% UVA/UVB Protection
    • Reduces light transmission to the eye
    • Reduces brightness and glare, making it ideal for conditions with high light levels.
  • Mirror Lens
    • Environment: Outdoor - Sunny - Bright Conditions (Bright Light)
    • 100% UVA/UVB Protection
    • The metalized coating is typically applied on top of a dark lens, resulting in maximum reduction of light transmission to the eye.
    • This lens reduces brightness and glare, making it ideal for conditions with high light levels.
  • Polarized Lens
    • Environment: Outdoor - Bright Conditions (Bright Light)
    • 100% UVA/UVB Protection
    • Polarized lenses offer improved color and depth perception by filtering out the sun's horizontal light rays to eliminate glare reflected off shiny surfaces, such as water, increasing contrast for a sharper and improved vision.
  • Blue Lens
    • Environment: Indoors and Moderate-Light Outdoor Conditions (Medium Light)
    • 100% UVA/UVB Protection
    • Allows a moderate level of light into the eye and provides some glare protection.
    • It's a practical color for changing conditions.
  • Amber Lens
    • Environment: All Conditions (Low to Bright Light)
    • 100% UVA/UVB Protection
    • Provides excellent vision in both high and low light environments.
    • In low level light (i.e. indoor swimming pool, overcast conditions) amber lenses amplify the light offering clearer vision.
    • In high light levels, it reduces glare.

What is the breakdown of each fabric/material that the swimsuits are made of? 

  • AquaLight: 85% Polyester / 15% Elastane
  • Aqua Infinity: 53% Polyester / 47% Polybutylene Terephthalate ? Polyester
  • AquaFit: 70% Polyamide / 20% Elastane
  • Repreve: Recycled Yarn
  • Vita: Recycled Yarn
  • AquaFirst: 85% Polyester / 15% Elastane

Youth goggle sizing/fit?

For Youth Goggles, the following models are suggested for the age groups listed below:

Why is my vision blurry underwater?

The cause for the blurriness is refraction. Once submerged, combination of light and the curvature of the lenses can cause some to experience this blurriness due to the change in the speed of the light wave from a fast medium (air) to a slow medium (water). The simplest action to correct this would be to use a pair of goggles with a flatter lens. Eliminating the majority of the curvature of the lens lessens the visual effect of refraction in which case, you would eliminate the blurriness.

Why are my goggles leaking?

Leaking is generally due to wear and tear, any bends or kinks in the frame are sure to facilitate leakage, a fit issue where sealing is not happening or an issue with the straps being too tight creating a very small bend or too loose creating an opening.