Swimming Eye Irritation
Swimming eye irritation never looks good when you or your child has had a good days swim.
You look at your eyes & they are blood shot red. The dreaded swimmers eye has gotten you.
Although it never really last too long for most people, it can also be an unpleasant irritation.
Most eye irritation is caused by high level chlorine levels in the pool.
Avoiding chemicals in the pool is impossible being that the pool does need chemicals to stay a pool.
Swimmers eye is not permanent it is just a short irritation. It can cause blurred vision, itchy eye, red eye and tearing from the eye.
Most adults & children really never seem to be bothered by it. It’s one of those irritations that tends to fade away once you are out of the pool.
Below are some helpful bullet points to prevent swimming eye irritation in the future.
To Help Prevent Swimming Eye Irritation
- Enjoy your swimming in properly maintained, sanitized & balanced pools. Local recreational pools are consistently maintained.
- Wear goggles while swimming. It will help shield water from the eyes.
- After leaving the pool use of eye drops containing antihistamines are recommended. In some cases after leaving a pool your eyes can become very dry.
- Outdoors, try to wear a good pair of polarized goggles to filter out destructive rays of the sun while swimming.
- Of course a good old pair of regular goggles with UV protection will help while swimming also.
- Sunglasses & a hat if participating in other water activities where your face submerged under water.
- Use of eye drops for swimmers is good if needed.
- If irritation continues after one day please see your doctor. Do not let go on for too long.
Please remember to be aware of all rules & signs in and around the pool area. And of course HAVE FUN!!!