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Is swimming pool chlorine bad for my eyes ?

I see many people wear goggles when they go to a swimming pool. Is swimming pool chlorine bad for my eyes ?
11/23/2012
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  • caffienefeen

    Well, as a matter of fact, it is true that a lot of people choose to wear goggles when going t swim in the pools. This is because they want to have better vision in the water and protect their eyes. Because as you can see, chlorine and its relevant products are often used to disinfect the pool. However, they are sometimes harmful to our eyes and our body. So, you should wear goggles to protect.
    11/23/2012
  • coulisse_16

    The answer is totally yes. It's really heavly hurt your eyes while swimming without goggles. Chlorine is a kind of high effective and widely used germicide, which have a strong bactericidal effect and make the swimming pool clean. But at the same time, it can irritate our vulnerable eyes even skin. As we all know, if we open our eyes in water while swimming without goggles, a few minutes later, we will obviously feel eyes are red and sore, it's just because of chlorine. Even if we let chlorine alone, it's hard to prevent the spreading of the bacteria, we are easily to be infected in swimming pool. Therefore, it's better for you to wear goggles when you go to a swimming pool in consideration of your health. Thanks for reading.
    11/24/2012
  • walker

    Yes, the swimming pool chlorine is bad for the eyes. When you go swimming, you'd better wear the goggles to protect the eyes from the bacterium which may come into the eyes through the water in the swimming pool. After you swim, you'd better wash the eye clearly with clean water.
    11/26/2012
  • tuener

    Chlorine, a basic ingredient for many household cleaning products, is contained in swimming pool chemicals, such as calcium or sodium hypochlorite, which act as 'antimicrobial pesticides', killing bacteria and controlling algae in the water.Since pool water is open to contamination from the air and all the swimmers in it, chlorine, along with other chemicals such as iodine and algaecide, are added in high concentrations to fight off disease spreading organisms.Blurry vision as a result of freshwater swimming is usually attributed to the cleanliness of the water. Certain types of bacteria and algae can be especially harsh on your eyes. One of the most common is called cyanobacteria, also known as pond scum. Cyanobacteria is often a result of warm, stagnant waters, so the best way to avoid this is to swim in lakes that are sparkling clear and pristine.Prevent irritation when swimming in fresh or chlorinated water by wearing goggles when swimming,especially if you wear soft contact lenses. Dubow says that water can change the way your contact lenses fit, making them too tight and causing eye problems.Flushing your eyes with cool, fresh water after your swim is an easy way to calm any eye irritation. Saline eye drops are also a simple fix for sore eyes, making them an essential beach item for this summer season.
    04/24/2015
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