Depends on how long a drive it is and whether it is with AC on or off. Contact lenses in general rob your eyes of moisture so it is a good idea to carry some rewetting solution with you in the car and use a couple of drops in both eyes every couple of hours.
Nothing to worry boss. Completely okay. Just ensure AC blast not on eyes directly. In car anyways no dust will come in. Its 10x better than driving with specs - enhanced peripheral vision and looks better in pics too
Been using since three years, cant live with lenses!!
It depends on the type of lens you have, lenses have different continous wear times.It is better to drive with ac on to avoid dust particles and keep the AC vents away from your face because if its directly blowing towards your face the lens tends to become dry easily.
Also if you are continiously wearing them during the day and driving in the night.Take them out once/clean them which removes the proteins which have accumualted during the day and then wear it again.This way your eyes will breath a little and the same amount of comfort will be back as it was when u wore them for the first time during the day.
Also disposable contacts are way more comfortable for an entire days driving trip than the soft long use ones.
Was a regular user of contact lenses for 3 years until i got a cornea infection and had to bid them a goodbye.
Like everyone said, it's not a problem at all as long as you follow a few precautions. I regularly wear them on my travels which can at times mean that I have them on for up to14-16hrs. continuously while driving & working and have no problems.
But, if possible do try & carry your kit along whenever you're on a long distance drive.
Hey KVS.. as the other guys are suggesting, carry your kit along with ya. It can get you in a troublesome situation if the lens pops out ( yeah it does sometimes.. if worn for a long period )
Also carry a spare pair of disposable lenses with the kit. I have been using lenses since 96 and been thru all the trouble, so now i make it a point to carry another pair with me along with the kit.
While driving, make sure you have a pair of the normal glasses handy on the car - useful in emergencies like eye irritation and lenses falling off - like when wiping the face. You will be frequently washing your face and there is a chance that lenses get displaced while wiping your face.
On trips, carry an extra pair with you, in addition to the glasses.
I have used them up to 20 hours; but not while driving. (not gone on long drives on own car)
Keep the windows rolled up - even when the a/c if off, I keep the glass open only 2 inches or so - want to keep out the dust.
I see no reason to use goggles - but using a good pair of big rimmed photo chromatic sunglasses is a good idea.
Carry a bottle of plain boiled drinking water with you on the car - useful to wash face in case things get too dusty. Washing your face once in 2 or 3 hours will keep dust out of your eyes.
and yes, please don't treat lenses like little babies. if something goes in, just put any decent water you can find. ideally, lens solution - otherwise anything will do. They are made for decent abuse- just make sure after a long dusty day you don't wear lenses the next day. helps the eyes recover the moisture!
I normally take nothing on bike rides for a day. If its a dusty area - I carry the lens case filled to brim with lens solution - if in case i need to remove lens for something (say you rubbed your eyes, something got in, spices around). one eyed pirate for 40 odd mins, and then back like normal.