Ahhh, it’s still summertime and we may have planned on still working in that last vacation trip to the beach before summer’s end. I always thought that given the nature of salt in the salt water of the ocean that you would not be prone to eye infections; only my eyes stinging from the salt water. Salt in salinic for does kill alot of bacteria. But now we have found out that a swim at the beach may result in eye infections. It is possibly that certain contaminants in the water are not hindered by salt.
A recent article was published in the Wall Street Journal which reported that people taking a swim at the beach may end up needing medical attention to deal with eye infections. The story came from a study published in the Journal of Water and Health. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after analyzing data from more than 54,000 swimmers. I guess the best advice is don’t stop frequenting the beach but wear swim goggles and see a medical optometrist right away if you have crusty eyelids or lashes, itching or really reddened eyes.
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