How to Protect Your Little One’s Eyes from Chlorine

eye care MA Summer is here and in full swing— which means that if you are a parent, you are likely spending a lot of your time at the pool, splash pad, or park. After all, being in the outdoors is what kids enjoy doing most. And although these activities— especially the water ones— can keep you and your kids happy and busy, they can sometimes damage their eyes. To help you keep your kid’s eyes safe and protected from the chlorine this summer, try using the tips listed below. Read on to learn more.

Wear Goggles

Depending on how old your kids are, you can encourage them to wear goggles every time they are in the pool— even if they aren’t planning on getting their head submerged. Goggles are your eyes natural defense against chlorine and moisturize. Remember to check the tightness on your kid’s goggles because you want to make sure they’re tight enough not to let water seep in but loose enough that they aren’t uncomfortable.

Close Your Eyes Under Water

If your child is over the age of two or three and is communicative, then this step should be easy breezy. A lot of kids who experience burning eyes after playing in the swimming pool, get them because they are swimming around with their eyes open. To make sure your kid’s eyes stay protected, make sure to tell them that unless they are wearing their goggles, they need to have their eyes closed.

Protecting your kid’s eyes from the chlorinated swimming pool water doesn’t have to be difficult. By ensuring that they are either wearing their goggles or keeping their eyes shut under water, you can save them from a world of hurt. To learn more about pediatric eye care tips or to schedule an examination, contact Longwood Eye & LASIK Center today!


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