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Keratoconus Cartoon: Swimming with Contact Lenses

Wearing contact lenses puts you at risk of several serious conditions including eye infections and corneal ulcers. these conditions can develop very quickly and can be very serious. in rare cases, these conditions can cause blindness.

Swimming with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation and potential sight-threatening conditions such as a corneal ulcer. use swimming goggles or remove your contact lenses before swimming. there is a risk of eye infection from bacteria in swimming pool water, hot tubs, lakes and the ocean.

For those who are actively involved in swimming or other water sports and concerned about being able to see well enough without wearing lenses, prescription goggles may be a good option.

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About the creator

Keratocat is a creation .

Gabriel was diagnosed with keratoconus 34 years ago, and graduated from dental school and worked in that field for some years, then his keratoconus on the left eye advanced to the point that only treatment possible was to get a new cornea. He had a corneal transplant about 23 years ago.

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