Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

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Question:
Is it dangerous to swim with contact lenses? Can it lead to an infection 100 percent of the time?
Answer:
Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. Nothing is 100 percent, but not worth the risk as corneal infections can cause blindness in rare cases.