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What are the best contact lenses for people who play sport?


It depends on the type of sport and your lifestyle, but it's worth bearing the following in mind:

  • Soft lenses tend to stay put better than gas-permeable lenses or spectacles, which is important when you're moving around a lot
  • Playing squash is particularly dangerous to the eyes as the ball is just the right size to fit into the orbit (the bony depression in the skull where your eye is positioned) so you will need protective eyewear over your contact lenses
  • Contact lenses aren't ideal for swimming as they can become dislodged. If you swim a lot, it's worth investing in prescription swimming goggles

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