Swimming, diving, surfing, and water ski - all these kinds
of sports inevitably lead contact your eyes with water.
Many enthusiasts are actively engaged in water sports,
and good sight for these activities is very important
for your safety. Use of soft
contact lenses helps to solve problems of vision correction
for sportsmen, but contact between your lenses and water
also presents a certain risks.
Water can influence parameters of contact lenses. In fresh
lake water, diameter of a soft contact lens increases;
the lens gets tighter to your eye. In oceanic and sea
salty water, fit of the lens weakens. Soft contact lenses
are seldom lost in the water as their edges are reliably
covered by top and bottom eyelids. RGP
lenses on the other hand are very easy to lose.
Also harmful chemical substances containing in water
of lakes and the seas, also can be absorbed by soft contact
lenses. Swimming in soft contact lenses increases risk
of bacterial infections. Various microorganisms always
are present at the water environment, and some of them
can cause serious problems such as keratitis.
The simplest solution is to wear swimming goggles over
your lenses. They should be of good quality and no leak.
Also here are few simple tricks to minimize the risk
of eye health
problems if you are engaged in water sports: