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Pros And Cons Of Sunbathing With Contacts

Eyes with a new color and the skin perfectly bronzed. That's heaven for the fashion freaks. The eyes, as we know, do not change colors automatically or naturally. Something needs to be done with them, and the same goes for the tanned skin. So, where do the two things meet, you might ask. They meet when you go out in the sun for tanning with your lenses on because you need your lenses to see clearly and you need to be in the sun to tan yourself.

There are no problems with sunbathing with your contacts on. They can stand that much of heat. However, you might feel slight discomfort in your eyes due to the swelling of your cornea, which makes the lenses sit tighter. Consequently, temporary irritation and redness may occur in the eyes. You need not worry about it, just put some kind of lubricating fluid in your eyes before going out so that the friction between the lens and your cornea is reduced lowering the irritation in your eyes.

Additionally, you may also consider wearing glasses in order to to block harmful UV radiation from damaging your eyes. UV rays are very harmful for the eyes and have been found to encourage cataract and other serious eye ailments.

Despite all precautions, if you are persistently getting your eyes red, do not ignore it. It may be something as simple as allergy to the lens cleaning solution or pollens or dirt itself. But, on the other hand, it might also be indicative of insufficient supply of oxygen to your eyes. Either way, you must approach your eye specialist right away in order to know the cause and the solution for it.

Forget not that despite their being used as cosmetic accessories, contact lenses are primarily medical devices. So, the proper way to wear them is under medical guidance. Therefore, before and during the use of contacts keep your eye specialist informed. Take no decision regarding the contacts without consulting a specialist. He is the best person to seek an advice from.