Wearing Contact Lenses in Water, Is it safe?

by | Aug 11, 2017

You don’t really need to see things clearly while you’re learning how to swim. You can get a prescription goggle that work like a spec. It should do the trick.

Swimming with contact lenses should be avoided whenever possible to help prevent bacterial contamination of your eye. Swimming with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation and potentially sight-threatening conditions such as a corneal ulcer.

If you insist on wearing them make sure to take them out and rinse thoroughly after you swim. Or the safest way to protect your eyes and have a good vision without contact lenses is by having a prescription goggles. It keeps your eyes protected while keeping your vision clear.

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Saltwater and Chlorine can highly irritate your eyes

If you don’t want to wear goggles, make sure not to open your eyes underwater. And wash your contact lenses right after you swim so you can remove saltwater or chlorine off your contacts.

Can You Swim With Contact Lenses While Wearing Goggles?

If you’re going to swim while wearing contact lenses, the best way to reduce your risk of eye irritation and infection is to wear waterproof swim goggles.

Prescription swimming goggles are another good option. Prescription goggles are custom-made to correct your refractive error, just like eyeglasses or contact lenses.

An added advantage of wearing swim goggles is that you can choose UV-protective goggles to avoid sun damage to your eyes.

When you wear contact lenses you run the risk of trapping the fungi in your lens and your eyes.

Contact lenses users are at increased risk of encountering parasites that can invade the eye and cause serious sight threatening infections.

This is why contact lenses users should observe certain safety such as avoiding swimming while wearing contacts.

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