The beach is our happy place…but if you wear contacts, it’s not all fun in the sun. When you’re packing the sunscreen, towels, sunglasses and flip flops, you might just want to make sure you leave your contacts at home and reconsider having LASIK while you’re lying there basking in the sun. Here are 4 reasons your contacts may ruin your day at the beach:

1. One word: SAND. It’s everywhere, blowing all up in your eyes and making you rub at your face. And if you rub at your face so much a lens falls out and into the sand, best of luck finding it again. It’s one with the sand now.

2. Actually, one other word, Sunscreen: You get it all over your fingers and then you can’t touch your eyes to adjust or take out your contacts until you’ve thoroughly, thoroughly washed them.

3. No beach naps for you! The sun is hot, waves are crashing, and you want so badly to take a nap. BUT, you’re wearing your contacts, so you really shouldn’t. Sleeping in your lenses is not recommended.

4. Swimming is also a no-no… unless you want to risk eye infections. Just like you can’t swim in a pool with your contacts in, you can’t swim in the ocean. Doesn’t matter that your friends are frolicking in the waves, unless you remembered to bring a pair of goggles, you’ll just have to sit and watch.

If you want to REALLY enjoy the beach, maybe it’s time to reconsider our bladeless, all-laser LASIK? Contacts can put a damper on an otherwise awesome beach day, but they can also just be a hassle during a lot of other fun summertime outings. Click here to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION and start the conversation with Dr. Concool about your options.