Is it acceptable to swim or shower wearing contact lenses? Is it appropriate to rinse gas permeable or scleral contact lenses with water? What does the literature say?
A study by Zimmerman, et al. examined behaviors and knowledge related to water exposure in soft contact lens and gas permeable lens wearers.¹ The Contact Lens Risk Survey and health behavior questions were completed online by soft (1056) and gas permeable (85) contact lens wearers from 20 to 76 years of age. The participants were asked questions about exposing contact lenses to water and comprehension of associated risks with these behaviors.
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