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Contacts and Swimming

Don’t stress about showering with your contacts in. Even if ya get a li’l soap in your eye, it won’t cause lasting damage, but it hurts like heck. Swimming is another matter, explains Stan Harper, optician and CEO of Adventure in Colors contact lens company. Chemicals like chlorine can get into your contacts and dry out peepers. The main problem is redness and irritation. And just cleaning your contacts won’t flush out all the chemicals. Blind as a big-eared bat and need your contacts to see while swimming? If that’s the case, wear goggles to keep the water away from your eyes. Or try daily-wear lenses that you can throw away after a day of swimming.

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8/1/2008 11:54:00 PM
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