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I have contacts, would not wearing swim goggles make my eye dry ?

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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Do not wear CL: I advise all my patients not to wear contact lenses in the pool. Many chemicals and bacteria can get into the contact lens and cause problems. Using googles may help a little, but you still will have water exposure. You will continue to blink with goggles so dry eye would not be a big issue with short term use of goggles. Try prescription swim goggles. Good luck.
Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
No: No. Wearing eye goggles would not cause dry eye. The tear glands produce tears arounds the eyes and goggles actually would keep the moisture from evaporating and keep more fluid on the eye.

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