Contact Lenses and Swimming

Fact: Although glasses are not ideal to swim with, contacts are also not the answer. The FDA recommends that you do not expose contacts to any type of water: tap water; swimming pools; oceans; lakes; hot tubs and showers. All sorts of viruses and micro-organisms live in water.

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The question is often asked: “Is refractive surgery worth the risk?”

Although LASIK is one of the safest, most effective outpatient procedures, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer to this question. Your specific anatomy and lifestyle are central to the answer.

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Age? How old is too old for PresbyLasik?

It is not a matter of your age but the aging of your eye’s natural lens which often becomes significant after age 55. If you are starting to develop cataracts, Lasik might not give you the clear vision you hoped for and cataracts may cloud your vision again soon

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