Contacts/ Glasses

Contacts/ Glasses

Post by John P Yurkiewi » Sun, 06 Nov 1994 02:49:13


Dumb Question of the week.

Can you wear contact lenses with goggles?. I hate to wear glasses in the
pool because they are restricting IE: *** stroke, yet I am blind without
them.????

Thanx in advance

Jon.

 
 
 

Contacts/ Glasses

Post by Tom Gargul » Sun, 06 Nov 1994 08:21:10


Quote:
> Dumb Question of the week.

> Can you wear contact lenses with goggles?. I hate to wear glasses in the
> pool because they are restricting IE: *** stroke, yet I am blind without
> them.????

I have been swimming with soft contacts and goggles for years.
Talk to your optometrist.  There are potential dangers, though
usually associated with swimming in lake water.

 
 
 

Contacts/ Glasses

Post by Robin R Chattopadhy » Sun, 06 Nov 1994 14:56:46


Quote:
>Dumb Question of the week.
>Can you wear contact lenses with goggles?. I hate to wear glasses in the
>pool because they are restricting IE: *** stroke, yet I am blind without
>them.????
>Thanx in advance
>Jon.

That was one of the main reasons I began to wear contact lenses.  I
couldn't see the clock from where I swam, and it was really frustrating.
The caution I have is to be careful when starting from a block; if your
goggles come off when you enter, the contacts are gone forever.  I've
lost two contacts that way.
I discovered that once I started wearing contacts, I could also see the
competition better.

Robin
--
Robin R Chattopadhyay


 
 
 

Contacts/ Glasses

Post by jnils » Sun, 06 Nov 1994 16:58:11



: >Dumb Question of the week.

: >Can you wear contact lenses with goggles?. I hate to wear glasses in the
: >pool because they are restricting IE: *** stroke, yet I am blind without
: >them.????

: >Thanx in advance

: >Jon.

: That was one of the main reasons I began to wear contact lenses.  I
: couldn't see the clock from where I swam, and it was really frustrating.
: The caution I have is to be careful when starting from a block; if your
: goggles come off when you enter, the contacts are gone forever.  I've
: lost two contacts that way.
: I discovered that once I started wearing contacts, I could also see the
: competition better.

: Robin
: --
: Robin R Chattopadhyay

Have you looked into prescription goggles?

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Contacts/ Glasses

Post by Johnny » Wed, 09 Nov 1994 03:11:12

I got quite a lot of valuable response via mail and here. Question answered,
Thanx to all..   Hi Ho, Hi Ho, its off to buy Goggles I go...

Jon.

: I am almost legally blind without my glasses, and before I got contacts
: This lead to very interesting turns sometimes when I raced in a new
: pool. But now I wear contacts all the time in the water and in the past
: 2 years I've only lost one, (due to a ifeguarding rescue not swim practice)
: The only thing is, you have to keep your goggles on your eyes the entire
: practice. I had my goggle leak once and it knocked my contact out, but
: it was still inside my goggles, so I feel pretty safe wearing them....
: But wearing the goggles all practice hurts if you have the wrong goggles
: ...made me bleed in the pool once....but no other problems.
: Troy

 
 
 

Contacts/ Glasses

Post by christopher burro » Thu, 10 Nov 1994 17:40:51


: Dumb Question of the week.

: Can you wear contact lenses with goggles?. I hate to wear glasses in the
: pool because they are restricting IE: *** stroke, yet I am blind without
: them.????

Absolutely. Just make sure you have some saline and a case handy, just
in case.

: Thanx in advance

No problem.

: Jon.

Chris

 
 
 

Contacts/ Glasses

Post by Troy Bro » Wed, 09 Nov 1994 00:22:22

I am almost legally blind without my glasses, and before I got contacts
This lead to very interesting turns sometimes when I raced in a new
pool. But now I wear contacts all the time in the water and in the past
2 years I've only lost one, (due to a ifeguarding rescue not swim practice)
The only thing is, you have to keep your goggles on your eyes the entire
practice. I had my goggle leak once and it knocked my contact out, but
it was still inside my goggles, so I feel pretty safe wearing them....
But wearing the goggles all practice hurts if you have the wrong goggles
...made me bleed in the pool once....but no other problems.
Troy