Swimming With Your Contact Lenses On Can Make You Go Blind


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It's summer and blazing hot.

All we can think about doing is swimming!

Well contact lens wears, we have a warning for you.

Swimming with your contact lenses in can make you go blind.

That's the warning being issued by medical professionals after two people in England contracted acanthamoeba keratitis. In both cases, the victims -- a man and a woman -- each lost vision in one eye after the parasite became lodged under a contact lens.

Experts say while the parasite is common in water, it usually washes right out of swimmers' eyes. In both cases, the victims would have been fine had they removed their contacts before swimming, doctors say.

I know, it sucks.

You don't want to not see when you're swimming, but wouldn't you rather swim with vision corrected googles?

I mean it's better than ending up blind.

Be careful everyone!

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