Do you remember swimming underwater with your eyes open when you were little, only to get out f the pool feeling like your eyes were on fire? When your eyes get chlorine in them, it actually strips away your tears which can make your eyes sensitive and vulnerable to getting things stuck in them. Before you head to the local pool and come out with your eyes burning, we have a few suggestions for you.
If you are going to be swimming laps or if you’re going to be diving for diving sticks with your kids, then goggles are amust. Whenever you have to open your eyes underwater, you should always be wearing goggles. When you are getting goggles that fit well, make sure that they offer enough suction to keep the water out but not so much suction that it feels like your eyes are going to pop out of your head.
Use Eye Drops
If even after wearing goggles you feel like your eyes are burning a little bit, try to rehydrate them by putting some moisturizing eye drops in them. All you have to do is tilt your head back, place a few drops in and then blink; this will help the drops get in your eye sand coat them.
Wipe Around Your Eyes
Another thing that you can do every time you get out of the pool is take a clean, soft,wet washcloth and gently wash around your eyes; this will help to get off any chlorine that can cause irritation. Just make sure that you don’t put any pressure on your eyes when wiping them.
If you have to get your face wet when swimming in a chlorine pool, use the tips that are listed in this article. To learn some more tips, contact us at our Pontiac office and call (248) 334-4931