Never do These 7 Things While Wearing Contacts ...


Never do These 7 Things While Wearing Contacts ...
Never do These 7 Things While Wearing Contacts ...

If you wear contacts, then you need to be careful. You don't want to end up damaging your eyes. Of course, you don't want to damage your lenses either, because the price of them can really add up. To protect your eyes and your wallet, here are a few things that you should never do while wearing your contact lenses:

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Apply Hairspray
If you're planning on using hairspray, then you should wait to put in your contact lenses. Do your hair, spray it with whatever you'd like, and then wait for the room to clear before you put in your contacts. Otherwise, you could end up getting the spray stuck to your contacts, even if you keep your eyes closed while you're doing the actual spraying.


Spritzing hairspray before inserting your lenses is not just a precaution—it's a must for eye health. The fine mist of hairspray can linger in the air and, unbeknownst to you, coat your lenses, leading to discomfort and potential infection. Even if your eyes are shut tight, microscopic droplets can sneak their way onto the lenses, causing irritation when you eventually put them in. So, always remember: Style your hair first, give the air a moment to settle, and only then should you reach for your contact lenses. Your eyes will thank you for the extra care!


Go Swimming

Go Swimming You don't want to get water in your eyes. If you do, then your contacts might just fall out, and you don't want to end up losing them at the bottom of the pool. Of course, it's even worse to get chlorine in them, which is what swimming pools are filled with. That's why you should wear your glasses in the pool, or just go without your eye gear completely. There's not much you need to see in a tiny swimming pool anyway. You should be able to manage without them for the short period of time that you're in the water.



Sleep This is the biggest mistake that contact wearers make! However, you should never fall asleep in your contacts, even if it's only for an hour or two. If you're going over your boyfriend's house and think that you might take a midday nap together, then you should bring along your contact case, solution, and glasses. It's better to be safe than sorry, so always pack your eye gear with you!


Rub Your Eyes

Rub Your Eyes You don't want to rub your eyes in general. Of course, it's even more unhealthy to rub your eyes while you're wearing contacts. Besides, you don't want to mess up your makeup, do you? If that happens, not only will you look silly, but you might end up getting pieces of your eyeliner and mascara into your eyes.



Shower You shouldn't step into the shower while wearing your contacts, even if you think that you can keep the water out of your eyes. You never know when the water will splash into your face. You could even end up with shampoo or conditioner in your eyes, which isn't good for your eyes or your contact lenses.



Cry Contacts don't do well in water, even if that water is coming from your own eyes. That's why you should try to avoid crying while you're wearing contacts. If you're going to a funeral, or planning on breaking up with your boyfriend, then you should stick to wearing your glasses.


Ride in Open Cars

Ride in Open Cars You don't want to ride in a convertible with its top down if you're wearing your contacts. Why? Because all of that wind is unhealthy. That's why you should bring a pair of sunglasses to place over your contacts or just stick to wearing your glasses for the day.

If you want to see clearly, then you need to treat your contacts the right way. Do you wear contact lenses?

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I don't really agree with most of these. If you're careful, you can swim, shower, cry, etc.

This is all stupid, the only thing I can't do with my contacts is sleep but you can get contacts where you can do that too so it's all not true.

I disagree with all these except rubbing your eyes and swimming. I have overnight ones and I sleep with them and my eyes are perfectly fine so for me that's false but it's true for the daily ones. So it all depends what type of lenses you have

These are absolutely ridiculous. Don't cry? Really? And even my eye doc says a nap with them in won't hurt. And spraying hairspray while wearing glasses is a mess.

Nope. Do you wear contacts? None of these holds any truth.

I dont agree with the crying one. Its important to always blink while wearing contacts so that they don't get too dry so crying is something it actually could be very refreshing for them. I dont know about full on balling though. But tears are natural and healthy, and your lenses are inside your eyeballs so they should be expected to take some crying. Everything else is pretty true.

Sorry for the typo: co tracts = contacts

I do all of these things and my eyes are fine

I do all of these and I have been wearing contacts for almost 20 years. I use dailies, so I'm never putting the same pair of co tracts back in. I'm sorry, but I HATE showering without my contacts in. It's not quite easy to shave your legs when you cannot see well. I rarely take naps, so mine are never slept in. I close my eyes when applying hairspray. Never rub my eyes. (Like you said, I'm not ruining my makeup!) and I'm lucky I go swimming once every 5 years.

Riding in open cars reminds me of going on roller coasters! try to wear shades and hold on to them if going on roller coasters! For me, my eyes always get watery if I leave them open on roller coasters

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