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My eyes are blurry, and i'm seeing a glow around everything after being in a swimming pool.?
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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Too much chlorine
This is a common occurence in over-chlorinated pools, especially if you don't wear goggles.
The chlorine irritates and dries out the cornea, causing the stinging and halo effect. This is basically a mild chemical burn. With time and frequent artificial tear use, the eye will heal. It can take up to a day to recover. If not better within this time, please see an eye doctor.

In brief: Too much chlorine
This is a common occurence in over-chlorinated pools, especially if you don't wear goggles.
The chlorine irritates and dries out the cornea, causing the stinging and halo effect. This is basically a mild chemical burn. With time and frequent artificial tear use, the eye will heal. It can take up to a day to recover. If not better within this time, please see an eye doctor.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. John Downing
Ophthalmology
In brief: Blurred vision
Are your eyes blurry all the time, or just after swimming? Halos are common after being in water for some time, and should clear up in a few minutes after you come out.
If they don't, it would be a good idea to have an eye exam. Wearing goggles when you are swimming would probably prevent the halos.

In brief: Blurred vision
Are your eyes blurry all the time, or just after swimming? Halos are common after being in water for some time, and should clear up in a few minutes after you come out.
If they don't, it would be a good idea to have an eye exam. Wearing goggles when you are swimming would probably prevent the halos.
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