weak-sighted thanks You! Contact lens experiment.

weak-sighted thanks You! Contact lens experiment.

Post by Olli Pihlajam » Sun, 17 May 1992 05:10:35


        Thank You for nice and helpful answers for my query! I have
tried contact lenses w/ goggles when swimming and noticed that this is the
way I'm going to solve my problem. That's especially when swimming in
open water. One or two persons said that these lenses could get the
chlorine from the water in pool and thus irritate one's eyes. I
believe that it is true when You have problems also without contact
lenses in pool. For me this solution hasn't caused any harm yet!
Another thing with these lenses that was positive surprise for me was
the fact that You can't drop or loose the lens easily. I'm however
going to purchase also goggles w/ perscription (or what hell of the
word it was :-)) just in case the chlorine begins to irritate my eyes.

        Keep on lapping the pool - I'm going to move on in open water!
:-)

        Olli

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weak-sighted thanks You! Contact lens experiment.

Post by Lynnette Vis » Sun, 17 May 1992 09:04:21

In Article 141 of rec.sport.swimming, Olli Pihlajamaa writes:

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>    Thank You for nice and helpful answers for my query! I have
>tried contact lenses w/ goggles when swimming and noticed that this is the
>way I'm going to solve my problem. That's especially when swimming in
>open water. One or two persons said that these lenses could get the
>chlorine from the water in pool and thus irritate one's eyes. I
>believe that it is true when You have problems also without contact
>lenses in pool. For me this solution hasn't caused any harm yet!

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I wanted to mention that there is danger of a lot more than
"irritation" from the chlorine. This is information from my
boyfriend's eye doctor:

My doctor said that you could go blind in under a day from
bacterial infection under a contact lens.

He said that eyes prevent themselves from being infected
by flushing themselves with tears.  When you are wearing soft
contact lenses, there is a danger because if you get bacteria
in the lens, it cannot be flushed and will be held against the
eye. The only easy way to get bacteria in the lens is to open
your eyes underwater. Swimming pools and the ocean are the
worst, however, even clear lakes are dangerous.

Goggles should help because you are unlikely to have the contacts
immersed in contaminated water.

However, I would be careful and clean your lenses if they start
to irritate! (BTW, my boyfriend wears extended wear lenses which
are probably worse than others.)

Lynnette

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