>Subject: Re: Contacts
>Date: 23 Feb 95 23:21:43 GMT
>>>Anybody here that swims with contacts? I've got soft lenses and I hate
>>>using goggles can I swim with them without goggles? Help is appreciated.
>My two cents:
>I have worn contacts for ten years and have noticed the following:
>When I swim in pool water or fresh water the lenses seem to really want to pop
>off my eye. At least for me, there is no hope of swimming without goggles.
>However, when I surf in the ocean, my contacts (disposable softs) seem to
>become very sticky such that they only will come off if my eyes are open under
>water. I attribute it to the salinity of the three mediums with pool water
>being less saline than my tears and my tears being less saline than the ocean.
> Salinity seems to affect which way the lens flexes so maybe if your wore your
>lenses inside out while you swam then . . .
> Don't blame me, I voted for Tsongas.
I've worn my contacts for the last five years while swimming and I never had
problems or used goggles... They are "Soft Mate B"
Joy Wadleigh, (using my brothers account)