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Swimming and Contacts Don't Mix

It's the summer and one of the most common questions eye doctors are asked is, “Is it safe to swim in my contact lenses?” The answer we give is...


Why do I need glasses if I have contact lenses?

There is an old adage in the eye care industry: Glasses are a necessity, contact lenses are a luxury. Ninety-nine percent of the time this is...


Can you guess the most dangerous sports for eye injuries?

Philadelphia Phillies prospect Matt Imhof lost his right eye in 2016 after suffering a freak injury during a normal training session. He was the...


Are My Eyes Changing Colors?

It can be common that eye doctors get patients who come in asking if the white part of their eye, the sclera, has a growth or is turning a gray...


Eye Safety on the 4th of July

Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of...


Allergies are one of the most common eye conditions

Ocular allergies are among the most common eye conditions to hit people of all ages. Though typically worse in the high allergy seasons of spring...


It's the summer and one of the most common questions eye doctors are asked is, “Is it safe to swim in my contact lenses?”

The answer we give is “NO!"

Do millions of people swim with their contact lenses in? The answer is “Yes, they do, but it is NOT a recommended activity.’’ There are several reasons why, ranging from comfort issues to others that are far more sinister and potentially blinding.

The first reason not to swim with contacts in is that the pH and buffering of your tears...

There is an old adage in the eye care industry: Glasses are a necessity, contact lenses are a luxury. Ninety-nine percent of the time this is absolutely true. In the absence of unusual eye disorders or very high prescriptions that don’t allow a person to wear glasses comfortably, contact lenses should only ever be worn if there is a good, sturdy, updated set of prescription glasses available, too. This is due to the fact that there are often emergencies where people can not wear their...

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