Ortho-K for Swimmers
Swimming is a popular activity that many children enjoy. However, it is important to take precautions to protect the eyes while swimming, especially for those who wear contact lenses. Chlorine and other chemicals found in pool water can cause irritation and infections in the eyes, leading to discomfort and potential vision problems.
One option for contact lens wearers is to wear prescription swim goggles. These goggles can be customized to match an individual's vision needs and are designed to keep water out of the eyes while swimming. Another option is daily disposable contact lenses, which can be discarded after each use to reduce the risk of infection.
If contact lenses must be worn while swimming, it is important to take proper precautions. Contact lenses should be removed immediately after swimming and cleaned and disinfected thoroughly. It is also recommended to use eye drops to help soothe and hydrate the eyes after swimming.
Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) contact lenses have become increasingly popular among athletes, especially swimmers. These special lenses are designed to correct vision while simultaneously reshaping the cornea. This reshaping effect allows users to go without corrective lenses during the day, making them perfect for those who enjoy water sports.
Swimmers, in particular, benefit from Ortho-K lenses as they allow for clear vision while in the water. Traditional contact lenses or glasses can be difficult to wear while swimming and can easily be dislodged, causing blurry vision. With Ortho-K lenses, swimmers can have sharp vision in and out of the water.
Additionally, Ortho-K lenses offer freedom from the discomfort and restrictions of traditional corrective lenses. Users can enjoy a full range of vision without the need for glasses or contacts during the day. They also offer a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those who are not candidates for LASIK.
If you're a swimmer looking for clear vision and freedom from corrective lenses, Ortho-K contact lenses may be the perfect solution for you. Consult with our eye doctor to see if they are a good fit for your vision needs and lifestyle by calling 281-491-2199 for a consultation.