Can I Wear My Contact Lenses In A Sauna Or Hot Tub?
What is the best advice?
Whether you’re on holiday in a sunny resort, enjoying a sauna or relaxing in your hot tub in your garden, or treating yourself to a spa weekend, we all love to relax and bask in the warmth of saunas and steam rooms, and to have a swim in the pool. However, as a person who needs visual correction to see clearly, this can prove challenging.
Wearing glasses is not suitable for water-related activities. They are likely to fall off or get damaged when swimming and if used in a hot tub or sauna, the heat and steam can damage the lenses and warp the frame.
An alternative would be to use contact lenses. However, although wearing contact lenses may seem to be the obvious solution, there are a few potentially serious risks with using them for these activities. We will now look at these risks and offer some practical advice on using contact lenses whilst minimising the risks.