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NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 08: A model prepares backstage at the Bill Blass Fall 2005 show during the Olympus Fashion Week in Bryant Park February 8, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

I’m kinda glad I don’t wear them now.

Swimming with your contact lenses can make you go blind. That’s the warning being issued by medical professionals after two people in England contracted acanthamoeba keratitis.

In both cases, the victims — a man and a woman — each lost vision in one eye after the parasite became lodged under a contact lens.

Experts say while the parasite is common in water, it usually washes right out of swimmers’ eyes. In both cases, the victims would have been fine had they removed their contacts before swimming, doctors say.

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