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A 37-year-old male asked:

Can a woman with poor eyesight -5 in both eyes join a swimming course? as she will not able to use spectacles or contact lens during swimming.

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yun Kim
Dr. Yun Kimanswered
Family Medicine 13 years experience
Swimming: There are prescription swim goggles that you can use. You don't need contact lenses!
Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Yes: There are three ways to handle this: 1. Don't wear anything. 2. Wear contact lenses with swim goggles over them. 3. Get a pair of prescription swim goggles.
Last updated Apr 15, 2013


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