sorry it's not quite running
Agree with Meldy. I'm an infrequent swimmer but I do the lenses + goggles thing. Do make sure the goggles fit well (if not I find my lenses get very dry) but it is very nice to be able to see where you're going!
I do the lenses and goggles thing too and sofar without ill effects and I spent quite a bit of time in the pool last year.... BUT... my ophtamologist argues the toss with me about this at every annual check up!!! He says it leaves my eyes vulnerable to infection. I said to him my goggles are great and don't leak and he says "it only takes one drop"... so there we are.
He advocates prescription goggles which are available from a range of goggle supplyers.
Just beat me to it.
I was going to suggest prescription goggles too if you get more into it. My wife bought some last year and swears by them - cost about £35 I think.
I use to do this with no ill affect. I use to wear daily disposable lenses, so it didn't matter if they accidentally washed out of my eyes.
Have had laser eye surgery now.
I was also wondering on this score, as I'm with 'LP84' on the matter (swim like a lead weighted brick), but are very short-sighted without my Lenses.
However, my wife & daughter keep wanting me to go into pools with them
It's almost paranoia, as when I run in a series of local fell-races (the 'Trunce'), I have to back off when entering the water (3 crossings!) just in case I slip & go fully in the water, & my lenses decide they prefer to float off down the River Don
I agree with Meldy too, that you can wear contact lenses and goggles while swimming. But make sure that the lenses and goggles you buy would be of high quality, because market is full of replica product that can affect your vision. Go online, you will see some good shops like Contactlensheaven.com that has wide range of contact lens and goggles, will best suit your need at affordable price.
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