Before your kids head to the pool to beat the heat with a refreshing dip in the pool, know everything about the Swimmer’s Eye syndrome and ways to tackle it
Come summers and everyone longs for that one refreshing dip in the pool. For kids, it is said to be one of the most effective forms of exercise with several benefits associated with it. It not just a great full body workout but also gives much-needed relief from the scorching heat. However, this fun activity can also pose a great deal of threat to your child if not given extra care. Even though the excessive amount of saline and chlorine is said to be important to keep the water clean, the high level of chemicals can give a tough time to your kid’s sensitive eyes.
Ever noticed the red eyes of your kids after a swimming session? That very syndrome is known as the Swimmer’s Eye. Also known as chemical conjunctivitis, Swimmer’s Eye is a consequence of the washing away of tear film and water content due to chemicals present in the water. If not addressed properly, those red eyes can even lead to ulcers. The Swimmer’s Eye syndrome may appear in one or both the eyes simultaneously. Following are some of the symptoms of Swimmer’s Eye:
Kids who swim regularly may often complain of dryness in the eye. It is because of the thinning or washing of the eye’s tear film. They will usually complain of a poking sensation in the eye or a blurry vision. Swimmer’s Eye can be easily tackled in kids, provided if proper care and precautions are taken:
Despite taking all measures, it is common for kids to get exposed to chemicals while swimming. Worry not! This syndrome can be very well treated with much care:
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