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NORCROSS, GA, August 07, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Orlando Eye Institute has noticed that summertime brings with it a higher risk of children's eye injuries. The Orlando ophthalmologists strongly believe that this rise in injuries is due to summertime sports, especially swimming in pools.
The eye doctors in Orlando understand that harsh pool chemicals can harm fragile eyes, especially if these chemicals are out of balance. To avoid this risk, parents should check their home pools to ensure that the pH level is within normal range before allowing children to swim.
Being hit in the eye by water toys or playful elbows, hands, and feet are also leading causes of summer eye injuries in children. Kids naturally like to roughhouse and are often clumsy while in the pool, explain the specialists of ophthalmology in Orlando. Parents can try to discourage children from roughhousing while in the pool and use soft pool toys to help avoid these potential risks, but Orlando Eye Institute also recommends that parents take additional precautions.
"Parents can help to reduce their children's risk of a pool-related eye injury by encouraging their kids to wear goggles or swim masks," says Keshini Parbhu, MD at Orlando Eye Institute. "This helps to put an extra layer between your child's eyes and all of the hazards that can be found at the pool, and it can make swimming more enjoyable overall by removing the chlorine burn they feel when they open their eyes underwater."
To learn more about summertime eye injuries in children, visit the Orlando eye doctors of Orlando Eye Institute online at http://www.eyesandlids.com.
About Orlando Eye Institute:
Since 2010 when it was founded, Orlando Eye Institute has strived to give patients a personal experience where their ophthalmologists could sit down with each patient and get to know them and their eye conditions. Their practice uses cutting-edge technologies and focuses on improving people's overall quality of life through their vision.
Learn more by heading to http://eyesandlids.com/.
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