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AnswerYes, you can, but you can also lose contacts underwater, just like anywhere else. If your mask floods, keep your eyes closed until you clear your mask.

Contacts are okay as long as they are the soft kind. If you wear hard lenses it is not advisable to wear them at pressure, or while Scuba diving.

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I am reporting in, my instructor wears contacts for tech dives to 250' plus, and I have worn contacts for 52 dives to depths of 125' without issue. Many modern soft contacts are 'gas permeable' meaning gas can escape through them. I decided to play it safe prior to getting contacts for diving and went to a full blown ophthalmologist (not just some fool at a glasses store). He said that it wouldn't be an issue at all.

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I am a scuba instructor for more than 25 years with thousands of dives as well as being a tech diver that has made multiple 400 foot dives. I too wear contacts and have never had a problem. I wear "hard" lenses referred to as rigid gas permeable lenses. Gas exchange does occur and there are no known problems. There is also no pressure differential where you can't equalize a contact lens ... otherwise they would be popping off during an ascent - which simply does not occur. I have only had a lens come out twice during my years of diving and my mask has always trapped the lens for me.

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