Custom Goggles

Hilary Topper wearing Magic 5 goggles

When I saw that the Magic 5 made custom-fitting goggles, I got excited. I’ve been using the Sable Goggles for years and love them but perhaps, a custom-fit would be beneficial to me.

The process

I downloaded the Magic 5 app. The app scanned my face by me turning to either side a couple of times. It looked at the ratio between my eyes, my eye size, and my nose and customized a pair of goggles to fit my face.

Once I placed the order, every couple of days thereafter, I got emails with a status update. I also received emails about how to care for the Magic 5 goggles.

Once They Arrived

Magic 5

About a week or so later, the goggles arrived via UPS and came in a handy case. The instructions said to rinse the goggles after every use. It also talked about how to properly wear the goggles.

I tried them for a quick 10-minute swim and was extremely satisfied. I liked that it gave me a good peripheral view. So, I decided to take the goggles with me and wear them during the 5.5-mile swim across the Great South Bay.

5.5-Mile Bay Swim

I wore the Magic 5 goggles during the first two or three miles of the swim. At first, they were fantastic. I felt like I could see pretty well and they felt comfortable on my face. But, after that, when the swells picked up, they started to leak. I needed something that would suction on my eyes so that no water got in.

I do like these goggles, I just needed to adjust properly prior to the swim. I should have stuck with what I had and tried them during a shorter swim.


They have a ton of Olympic swimmers who endorse them. And if people like, Jan Frodeno and Jeanette Ottesen endorse them, they must be pretty good.

The look

They have a couple of different design patterns to choose from. I wanted the multi-colored goggles. They look very cool and once I learn to adjust them properly, I know I will grow to love them.

They have multicolored lenses as well as tinted gray lenses and blue lenses. They are priced between $60 and $115.

Where to pick them up

The Magic 5 Goggles can be purchased online. Download the app first so that you can have your face scanned and then place the order. You can buy them here: