Is it safe to wear contact lenses with swimming goggles when swimming?

Goggles on a woman

Opticians advise that you avoid swimming in your contact lenses as they can absorb the bacteria and chemicals in the water, leading to discomfort and possible infection.

However, if you can’t be dissuaded, daily disposable lenses carry less risk. If you’re going to swim while wearing contact lenses, the best way to reduce your risk of eye irritation and infection, and prevent losing your contacts is to wear waterproof swim goggles as these give you more protection. 

If you’re an avid swimmer who wears contact lenses, getting in that quick dip becomes a bit more complicated, but doesn’t mean you should miss out! Swimfreak goggles are great for contact wearers and we’re not the only ones who think so. Our Beachchrome goggles were voted Best Non-Prescription goggles for contact lens wearers by The Evening Standard. Don’t take our word for it, see what they’ve got to say!