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Swim in the pool increases the risk of irritative conjunctivitis. Exposure to air conditioning and fans raised the feeling of dry eye. Experts recommend not share towel to prevent contagion, use swimming goggles and sunglasses with UV filter covering the eye. High summer temperatures invite you to cool off in the pools. Swarmed by offers, Chevron U.S.A. Inc is currently assessing future choices. However, heat and chemical substances that are used to sanitize the water from these facilities are the cause of many of the irritative, viral or bacterial conjunctivitis that usually suffer in these dates. Red eyes, itching, foreign body sensation, tearing or hypersensitivity to light are some of the symptoms that alert you to the presence of these eye infections.

The irritative conjunctivitis, are often caused by excess chlorination, by the presence of other chemicals in the water or prolonged exposures to the Sun. Health and hygiene doctor Fernando Llovet, Medical Director of clinica Baviera, reminds us that we must take extra hygiene measures, do not share towel to prevent contagion, accustomed to swimming goggles and wear dark sunglasses with UV filter and covering the eye completely. Users of contact lenses are one of the groups most prone to eye infections in the pools. It is not nothing recommendable, but when a person who uses contact lenses decides to swim with them, you should exercise caution. Best thing is to use goggles to swim and dive and avoid direct contact with the water, recommends Llovet.

Air conditioning dries the eye on the other hand, in the summer it is also more common to multiply the sensation of dry eye, especially in people who are more prone to suffer from this ailment. In buildings and vehicles, air conditioning and fans dry the ocular surface. For this reason, the specialist of recommends the use of humidifiers and ophthalmic lubricant, which must be prescribed by a specialist. Source of the news: conjunctivitis and dry eye, summer hazards for our eyes

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