woman wearing contact lenses on the beach

Wearing Contact Lenses at the Beach


Imagine the feeling of warm sand beneath your feet, the sound of crashing waves, and the sun shining brightly overhead – it’s beach season, and the excitement is real. For contact lens wearers, enjoying the coastal experience to the fullest means having clear vision without the hassle of glasses – or worrying about what to do if you get sun, sand and sea in your eyes. 

At daysoft, we understand the importance of comfortable contact lenses that enhance your beach outings. Join us as we explore the benefits of wearing contact lenses at the beach and discover why daysoft daily disposable contact lenses are the perfect choice for your next seaside adventure.

women wearing contact lenses at the beach

Can I wear contact lenses at the beach?

Yes, of course! The freedom of wearing contact lenses at the beach extends beyond visual clarity – it enhances your entire beach experience. Picture yourself basking in the sun under a shade, enjoying a game of volleyball, or walking along the shoreline at sunset. 

With contact lenses, there’s no need to worry about glasses slipping down your nose or getting fogged up from the humidity. Whether you’re strolling along the shoreline or relaxing with a good book by the water’s edge, contact lenses adapt seamlessly to your active beach lifestyle. Plus, no frames hindering your peripheral vision ensures you never miss a moment of the scenery around you. 

However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind for a comfortable and safe experience. It’s essential to take precautions to protect your eyes and lenses from potential hazards associated with beach environments, such as sand, saltwater and UV exposure.

What do I do if I get sand in my eyes while wearing contact lenses at the beach?

Don’t panic! If you get sand in your eyes while wearing contact lenses at the beach, it’s important to stay calm and address the situation carefully to avoid discomfort or potential damage to your eyes. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Avoid rubbing your eyes, as this can further irritate them and potentially scratch the cornea.
  • Find a clean water source and gently rinse your eyes with lukewarm water. 
  • Blinking can help your eyes naturally flush out small particles. 
  • If you can safely remove your contact lenses, do so after washing and drying your hands thoroughly. 

Opting for daily disposable contact lenses during beach activities makes life far easier. Provided your eyes feel fine and you’re able to wash and dry your hands, simply pop in a spare pair and away you go!

Can I wear my contact lenses in the sea?

Please, please, please don’t wear your contact lenses in the sea. We know it’s tempting to just nip in for a quick dip (particularly if the water’s cool!), but sea water, like tap water, can carry microbes that cause acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare but serious infection of the eye that can cause permanent vision loss or blindness. (To learn more, we recommend reading Can I Go Swimming With Contact Lenses And Other Common Questions). Here’s what else can go awry if you wear contact lenses in the sea:

Risk of contamination

Saltwater from the sea can contain microorganisms and debris that may adhere to your contact lenses, increasing the risk of eye infections.


Contact lenses can absorb seawater, causing irritation and discomfort. The salt in seawater can also contribute to dryness and irritation of the eyes.

Loss of lenses

The force of waves or underwater activities like swimming can dislodge contact lenses from your eyes, leading to loss or discomfort.

Can I wear contact lenses in the sun?

Yes, you can wear contact lenses in the sun, but it’s important to take precautions to protect your eyes from UV radiation. daysoft lenses offer UV protection, but this is not sufficient on its own to shield your eyes from harmful UV rays. Here are some tips for wearing contact lenses in the sun:

Wear sunglasses

We recommend wearing UV-protection sunglasses over your contact lenses at times of high UV exposure or whenever you would normally wear sunglasses. Sunglasses provide additional protection by shielding your eyes from direct and reflected sunlight. Read more about UV Protection For Eyes.

Avoid prolonged sun exposure

Limit your exposure to direct sunlight, especially during peak hours (typically between 10 am and 4 pm), when UV radiation is strongest.

Use eye drops

If your eyes feel dry or irritated due to sun exposure while wearing contact lenses, use lubricating eye drops recommended for contact lens wearers to soothe your eyes.


friends wearing contact lenses on the beach

Why choose daysoft daily disposable contact lenses at the beach

When it comes to enjoying the beach with contact lenses, daysoft daily disposables are a game-changer. Here’s why they’re perfect for your next beach day:

Exceptional moisture retention

daysoft lenses are designed to retain moisture exceptionally well, keeping your eyes hydrated even in dry, sandy conditions. The fact that they’re 58% water and made of a flexible hydrogel material means they’re super-comfy to wear, as well as keeping your eyes hydrated and fresh. 

Say goodbye to discomfort caused by dry eyes and hello to all-day comfort at the beach!

Unmatched comfort

Our Soft-Edge technology means that, unlike the conventional contact lenses shapes that have a bevelled edge, daysoft® lenses have a flat, continuous edge. This allows your eyelids to glide smoothly over the lenses when wearing them. 

daysoft lenses are made from premium materials that reduce the risk of irritation and are kind to sensitive eyes. daysoft® SILK daily contact lenses are packed in an enriched saline solution that provides enhanced comfort and moisturisation throughout the day. 

daysoft® CLASSIC daily contact lenses are packed in a simple saline solution with no added moisturisers. These lenses can be beneficial to allergy sufferers and people with sensitive eyes.

Convenient and clean

With daysoft daily disposables, you can simply discard your lenses after each use (not into the sea or on the beach though!). This eliminates the hassle of cleaning lenses and reduces the risk of sand or debris getting trapped, ensuring a worry-free beach experience.

Easy to use

Even though they’re ultra-thin, our lenses are always located in the blister pack in the same way. This means they’re never folded, thanks to our innovative INPAC technology. All you need to do is ‘scoop’ them onto the soft tip of your finger for confident handling and easy onto-eye insertion, every time.

Embark on your beach adventures with confidence and comfort – choose daysoft daily disposable contact lenses for a seamless experience. Your eyes deserve the best, especially when soaking in the beauty of the seaside. Join our community of satisfied customers who rely on daysoft lenses for clear vision and unmatched comfort – even in challenging environments like the beach!


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