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How can I relieve the burning sensation in my son’s eyes after swimming in a chlorinated swimming pool?

Buy your son a pair of goggles and make sure he wears them. Also be sure the goggles fit well and do not leak. Most pools are chlorinated and the chlorine causes eye irritation and blurred vision after swimming. Goggles will prevent the chlorine from reaching the surface of the eye. If this is a new problem, ask the pool manager or your pool service to check the pH of the pool, and see if there is a chemical imbalance in the pool.

Answered by: Anne Sumers, MD Dr. Anne Sumers

Categories: Children's Eye Health, General Eye Health

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Answered: Apr 03, 2013

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