Can I swim in my contact lenses?
Contact lenses aren't safe for swimming. In fact the best practise is even to remove them before showering. The reason for this is that water is filled with millions of different types of bacteria, some of which can be harmful. When you are showering or swimming without contact lenses this isn't usually a problem but if you do so with contact lenses water will inevitably come in to contact with your lenses. The lenses can then act as a barrier and hold the bacteria against your eyes for long periods of time. This can lead to inflammation and even ulceration. Prescription goggles are a safe alternative and are available in store. If you have been swimming in your contacts and are worried about the effects please feel free to contact us