Wearing contact lenses in the ocean
It is not recommended to wear contact lenses in the ocean because of the risk of eye infections. Bacteria and other microorganisms can become trapped under the lenses and cause serious infections.
If you must wear lenses while swimming in salt water, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses. Also, take extra care to clean your lenses and case thoroughly as soon as possible after swimming.
The effects of ocean water on contact lenses
Swimming in the ocean is a great way to cool off and have fun, but it’s important to be aware of the effect that salt water can have on your contact lenses.
Salt water is drying and can irritate your eyes, causing redness, itchiness, and general discomfort. It can also cause your contact lenses to swell and become uncomfortable to wear. In extreme cases, it can even lead to an infection.
It’s best to avoid wearing contact lenses in the ocean altogether if possible. If you must wear them, be sure to clean them thoroughly as soon as you get out of the water. You should also avoid swimming in pools or hot tubs that use salt water.
How to clean contact lenses after being in the ocean
It’s generally not a good idea to wear contact lenses in the ocean because of the risk of infection. If you do wear them, be sure to clean them thoroughly as soon as possible afterwards.
The best way to clean your lenses is with a multipurpose solution that is designed for use with contact lenses. Be sure to follow the instructions on the bottle.
First, remove your lenses and rinse them with sterile saline solution. This will help to remove any salt, sand, or other irritants that might be on the lenses.
Next, clean your lenses with the multipurpose solution. Apply a few drops of solution to each lens and rub it in gently for about 20 seconds.
Finally, rinse your lenses again with sterile saline solution and place them back in your eyes.