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Should you swim in contacts or glasses?

I'm going to a water park in 3 days and I just got contacts. I like them because I can see better than with my glasses. and now I'm used to how well I see with them so it's hard to see with my glasses. idk what to do at the water park, my mom tells me it's fine to swim with them as long as you take them out and disinfect them right after you get out. my friend told me not to because of infections. I don't open my eyes under water, but I might get some in my eyes. please help, I just want to know whats best and why. thanks

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I would contact my eye doctor before going swimming.

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haha i see what u did there :)
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Actually, I didn't realize that until I went back and looked at it. I really would call the doctor's office that prescribed the contact lens. You could actually ask his nurse and she could tell you.
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Contacts

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Neither.

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I can't see without them though
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neither

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None. Ask your doctor.

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Neither. One you don't want the chemicals getting into your contact lens. 2, you couldn't keep your glasses on lol ?

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No. Pointless. Your contacts will wash out and glasses get blinded by the water. You wont see anything anyway.

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you could get prescribed goggles

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Brilliant.
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I agree with your Mom. I feel it's absolutely fine to swim while wearing contact lenses. I have done it numerous times before in the past and never encountered any issues what so ever as a result from doing so. No loss of lenses, no irritation, no infections. Just make sure to take your lenses out after your done swimming and clean/disinfect them with saline solution. I hope you have a fun time at the water park.

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get some swimming goggles to wear with the contacts

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I have had contacts for a year, and trust me, you do not want to go to the water park in contacts. Even with your eyes closed, the contacts can break, and it is a real pain to get pieces of contact out of your eyes, and if you get pool water in your eyes it will burn to no end. If you can, I would suggest that you should just go without contacts or glasses, but if you need them, you should wear glasses. I hope I could help.

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no

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Neither

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Don't! Try special goggles for your eyes.

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uhmm.. neither.. maybe you should get some goggles to go swimming.. :)

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There are special prescription goggles that match your glasses. You can easily see through them and not worry about losing your glasses or ruining your contacts.

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get permission from your doctor before doing either one.

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Talk to your doctor about it first, but I think contacts would be okay. A lot of people swim with their contacts in. I know, glasses are a pain in the butt for swimming. -_-

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I do know a girl that wears her glasses swimming but I would be scared to lose my glasses

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Not contacts on a phone. Well... not sun glasss I would use goggles.

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i wear glasses i usually wear them but sometimes i will take them off

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I wouldn't wear glasses, they could get hurt. But contacts may damage your eyes underwater. I would ask your Optometrist for some waterproof contacts, that could help.

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neither

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Neither!!! Do NOT swim with contacts, they will wash out.

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Not contacts, but glassed you can. It won't help you much, though.

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I suggest you take your glasses then take them off when you jump off the diving board or sommething.

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Better go with contacts. You feel comfortable. And dont get panic about contacts going inside your eye. It wont happen.

Reference: http://www.letstakecare.com/myths-and-facts-contacts-can-get-lost-behind-your-eye/

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I wore glasses in the water twice. My glasses are the same as they were before I swam with them, they're perfectly fine. Not sure about contacts because they're hard to find and really small, they might slip out while you swim.

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