Can people wear contact lenses while snorkeling?

Snorkeling has always been one of the water sports loved by young people in Europe and the United States, and in recent years has gradually become a must-see for domestic and foreign island tourism. You can plunge into the endless sea, explore different underwater worlds, and observe underwater creatures at close range, which fulfills the childhood dreams of many people. However, some myopia patients worry that they will miss the wonderful scene because they can't see clearly. So, can they wear contact lenses while snorkeling?


Generally speaking, it is best not to wear contact lenses for snorkeling. First of all, sea water has a certain degree of refraction. If the degree of myopia is not high, you can see clearly with the refraction of sea water. There is no need to wear contact lenses. If you don’t have the habit of wearing contact lenses, it may be difficult to adapt to it for a while, and it will affect your mood when playing.

Secondly, people who try snorkeling for the first time are often not familiar enough with the snorkeling equipment. In the process of wrong operation, it is easy to encounter the problem of water ingress in the mask, or the snorkeling equipment itself is not well-sealed, which can also cause trace water ingress. The sea water contains a variety of bacteria, microorganisms, and may also contain impurities such as fine sand, which can easily cause eye infections and may even wash out contact lenses. Just in case, don't wear contact lenses.