These warm months in the South are perfect for spending time outside and especially swimming. Many people notice that their eyes may be red or burn after going for a long swim in the pool. This may be due to the large amounts of chlorine that are put in the water to keep it clean and sanitary. The irritation from the chlorine is a short-term irritation that can be fixed by running your eyes under clean, fresh water and putting in a few eye drops. To prevent such irritation, wearing goggles is a great alternative. It is also a good practice to take your contacts out before going in the water, too.
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