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My eyes are blurry after swimming and it has been hours i can't get it to go away. I've tried eye drops, rinsing eyes and a cloth what else could i do?

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Dr. Val Zudans
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In brief: Blurry after swimmin

Chlorine and other chemicals (plus the hypotonic water) from pools will often cause a prolonged blurring of vision.
Using goggles is advisable. Artificial tears and time will usually resolve this. Sometimes a 5% nacl solution (muro 128) will help, but it stings. If it lasts more than 24 hours medical care should be sought from an ophthalmologist (infections and other diagnoses are possible).

In brief: Blurry after swimmin

Chlorine and other chemicals (plus the hypotonic water) from pools will often cause a prolonged blurring of vision.
Using goggles is advisable. Artificial tears and time will usually resolve this. Sometimes a 5% nacl solution (muro 128) will help, but it stings. If it lasts more than 24 hours medical care should be sought from an ophthalmologist (infections and other diagnoses are possible).
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