Keeping Healthy Eyes In The Pool

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kids wearing sunglasses while swimmingAmerican Optometric Association has an informative article called Spread awareness about swimming and eye protection. In this article the AOA points that:

“Any water may contain small organisms that can cause sight-threatening eye infections, although they are rare.”

The article suggest “The best possible protection is to remove contact lenses when swimming and, if necessary, wear prescription goggles.”¬† It’s also suggested to rinse eyes out immediately¬†after¬†swimming.

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