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Clear vision and precise depth perception while swimming at the pool or beach can be possible with prescription swim goggles. Custom goggles will allow you to swim without eye strain while allowing for clear sight beneath the waves. Well-fit swim goggles will also help to protect your eyes from chlorinated pool and ocean salt water.
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(Brian is wearing the Baldwin frame by Zero G)
Brian received his Bachelor's degree in Biology and Film from Boston University this past spring. He is currently researching the effects of abnormal gene expression on the progression of microvascular complications associated with diabetic retinopathy and will be applying to Optometry School in the near future!
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Dangers of Swimming in Contact Lenses
By: Glenda Savitz, OD
As the weather heats up patients commonly ask about contact lens safety and swimming. Below please see some water safety recommendations for contact lens wearers:
Remove your contact lenses before entering a body of water. The FDA warns against the risk of eye infection from bacteria in swimming pools, hot tubs, lakes, and oceans.
Swimming in fresh water and a pool both put your eyes at risk. Even if you are swimming in a chlorinated pool, water can contain pathogens that chlorine doesn’t kill. These pathogens are able to move through the porous soft contact lens and be press bacteria against the eye, resulting in eye infections or ulcers. On the other hand, Acanthamoeba is a particularly nasty parasite found in fresh water, and can result in the need for a corneal transplant and cause permanent vision loss. In general, the shape of your lens can change when swimming, causing a soft lens to fit too tight and cause irritation and inflammation.
The best option is to wear goggles. Goggles can be made with a prescription and is the healthiest option for your eyes.
If removing contact lenses before swimming is not possible, there are still some ways to protect your eyes. While removing contact lenses is recommended, when this option is not possible it is recommended to wear goggles over contact lenses. Also, it is best to remove lenses immediately after swimming and dispose of daily lenses, or soak extended-wear lenses in solution for 24 hours.
Before you have fun in sun, please keep in mind this information for safe contact lens use. If you have been swimming and experience redness and pain, contact an eye care provider.
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