Summer’s finally here! Everyone is getting ready to plunge into a pool and have some fun. However, it can also be a time that can harm your eyes if not protected. According to WebMD, many patients come to the emergency room with “eye burns” each year.
In this blog, we will mention the two essential eyewear articles you should have during the summer. Enjoy the sun and the pool as long as you protect your eyes.
At any time, anyone can experience “swimmer’s eyes” despite having a leisure swim or training for a competition.
The invention of the goggles makes swimming more enjoyable and without harming your eyes. Eye doctors suggest protecting your eyes while in a pool:
1. Why Pool Water Can be Harmful to Your Eyes
Pool water can be harsh on the eyes since it needs chlorine to keep it clean. However, it can compromise the natural lubrication of your eyes. Pool water washes away the eye’s tear film, becoming dry, inflamed, and irritated. The tear layer protects the eyes from letting microorganisms in; without it, it can cause eye infections.
2. No Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are the ideal corrective eye options, except for when swimming, because the space between the lenses and the eyes is a breeding area for bacteria and other microorganisms. Rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses shrink quickly in water, which can become dislodged while a person is underwater. On the other hand, soft contact lenses are often porous,…