Can you get an eye infection after being in a hot tub?

Acanthamoeba. Hot tubs and fresh water pools and lakes also harbor a weird bug called acanthamoeba that can cause severe corneal ulcers especially in contact lens wearers.
Yes. Hot tubs are the perfect "broth" for bacteria especially if the bromine levels are not high enough; easy to get infection, especially staph.
Yes. An amazing array of pathogens lurk in the warm, moist environment of a hot tub. That is why we recommend patient do not do this soon after eye surgery.