Pools & hot tubs
Water recreation is a great way to relax
and exercise, but its no place to forget about your
eyes. No matter how well theyre maintained, pools and
hot tubs contain human bacteria. If youre not careful,
eye infections can impair vision.
When youre in a pool, wear a snug
pair of swimming goggles. Also be careful when wearing contact
lenses in water environments.
In hot tubs there is a particular bacteria
risk. Ensure that you keep your eyes out of the water, or
provide yourself with a thorough shower rinsing afterwards.
content is provided for education and information, and
is no substitute for the advice of your optometrist. This
information is provided courtesy of the British Columbia
Association of Optometrists (B.C.A.O.). The B.C.A.O. assumes
no responsibility or liability arising from any errors
or omissions or from the use of any information contained