I've worn contacts since I was 12 years old. In fact, that was one of my excuses for not learning how to swim for years. They are not the disposable kind and it would be pretty expensive to lose one in the pool. I use regular goggles and have never had a problem, except maybe if I don't get them tight enough they might leak a little. I am pretty blind so if I got corrective lenses, they would be so thick, they would probably make me sink to the bottom of the pool. If you can wear contacts I definitely think that is the way to go.