Contacts

Contacts

Post by John Wagn » Wed, 24 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>Subject: Re: Contacts
>Date: 23 Feb 95 23:21:43 GMT

>says:>>
>>>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.
>>>Thanks!

>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 . . .
>James White

>                        Don't blame me, I voted for Tsongas.

For my two cents....]

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)
                        Lifegaurd, YPG.

 
 
 

Contacts

Post by RunnSw » Sun, 28 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:
>>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"<<

Be very, VERY careful.  Losing a lens is the least of it. The biggest
problem is that the lens will get infected and then transfer the infection
to the eye.  There are some fairly *** infections that get transmitted
in this way; it is something which  has been described in the medical
literature.  It is probably a bigger problem swimming in lakes, rivers, or
the ocean than in a pool; still, I would strongly recommend disinfecting
the lenses immediately after swimming with them without goggles.  Safest
to have two pairs. One to wear while swimming.  The other to "change into"
immediately after swimming.

-Larry Weisenthal

 
 
 

Contacts

Post by Julian A F Bradbur » Mon, 29 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

> >>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"<<

> Be very, VERY careful.  Losing a lens is the least of it. The biggest
> problem is that the lens will get infected and then transfer the infection
> to the eye.  There are some fairly *** infections that get transmitted
> in this way; it is something which  has been described in the medical
> literature.  It is probably a bigger problem swimming in lakes, rivers, or
> the ocean than in a pool; still, I would strongly recommend disinfecting
> the lenses immediately after swimming with them without goggles.  Safest
> to have two pairs. One to wear while swimming.  The other to "change into"
> immediately after swimming.

Any doctor will confirm this.

The infections referred to can cost you your eye. Wear goggles, or better
still don't wear contacts in the pool. Goggles far from not perfect.
Streptoloccus from the throat can quite happily live in your goggles for
example. How many people breathe on goggles to clean them, and so on?
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