People often ask me how they should care for their artificial eye when swimming.
I think it’s ideal to wear goggles while doing laps or for more vigorous water activities.
However, goggles won’t help if you’re diving into water or waterskiing.
For these activities I recommend closing the eyes tightly when hitting the water and putting a hand over the eye if possible.
For activities like surfing, body surfing and skiing I also recommend that a person wears an old prosthesis as hitting the water can dislodge an eye prosthesis.
Most eye prostheses are quite secure in the socket.
Usually clients find that it’s ok to have a gentle dip without goggles.
It is only when the water forces down on the bottom lid that the prosthesis can become dislodged.
Enjoy your swim.