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Vision Safety Tips For Swimmers



Swimming under water with eyes wide open can result in a number of problems which are a serious cause of concern. It can cause redness of the eyes, the dryness and also stinginess. There are several chemicals in the pool which have a pH level as it can affect the eyes adversely due to the openness of the eyes while swimming in summer. People who wear contact lenses or even corrective lenses need to be extremely cautious as you might lose them while swimming in summer.

Eye infections and inflammations are widespread among swimmers.

Most commonly reported eye infection is pink eye or conjunctivitis.  Bacterial conjunctivitis can be treated with antibiotic drops or ointment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explain that symptoms like, burning eyes in a swimmer using an indoor swimming pool might be due to water quality, air quality, and pool disinfecting chemical issues resulting in higher levels of chloramines. The chloramines are what cause your eyes to sting after you swim.

What are Chloramines?

Chloramines are a by-product of the pool disinfectant chlorine. When chlorine interacts with sweat and other things brought into the pool (by a swimmer, a pool toy, etc.), chloramines are formed. As the level of chloramines (the “bad” stuff) goes up, the level of chlorine (the “good” stuff) goes down. If the level of chlorine gets too low and the level of chloramines gets too high, then that swimming pool smell, along with the other uncomfortable results, can occur.

Tips to Prevent Infection.

 Swimming is no doubt a great aquatic exercise but one that calls for care and hygiene.
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