Contact lenses

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by robot, Sep 11, 2006.

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  1. Sorry to bring such a boring subject up but can you wear contact lenses whilst basic training?
  2. the search button is pretty good yano

    loads of topics about this.
  3. Mate of mine wears contact lens and did so through training even though the official answer is no. They will give you some army issue glasses but these will take a few weeks to arrive and will make you look like Joe 90 or Michael Cain as Harry Palmer apparently. If they do let you, or turn a blind eye so to speak, then the month long continuous wear are probably best cause taking them out and cleaning them on exercise will be a nightmare, both because of time constraints and dirt. Oh and obviously he didn't wear them through NBC training as the gas is liable to remain on the lenses in your eye and will not do you much good.

    I'm reliably informed that you can wear them after phase one with no problems.

    Hope this helps.

    Edited for illiteracy
  4. even if ya dont wear continous ones

    if ya in the field on exercise.. take some eye drops

    as long as ya eyes are kept hydrated they should be fine
  5. How will 'they' know if you do wear them??