Last year many of us had to put our spring break plans on hold. This year, we are thinking we need to make up for lost time! Using this time while the kids are out of school for some much-deserved R&R should be the priority if you ask us. We have a few tips to help keep you and your family’s eyes healthy as well as utilize this time for a little productivity…just a little!

Luckily, we have already started to feel warmer summer-like temperatures so there should be no reason spring break can’t be spent by the neighborhood pool! 

Maybe you are planning to get out of town for a bit, heading to the lake? Beach? Pool? River? We are making up for lost time here people, why not all four?!

If you are planning to spend some time by any pool or body of water over the break a couple things to remember:


It is important to always make sure the kiddos have goggles on if they plan to open their eyes underwater. While chlorine is thought to be the culprit of dry burning eyes, usually the debris in public pools is what causes eye discomfort. Wearing goggles will ensure that both the debris and chlorine stay out of their eyes! This is helpful in natural bodies of water as well, since they are not regulated for debris and bacteria.


If you are a contacts wearer, please remember to take out your contacts before going into a pool. If you were to wear contacts in the pool it could make them shrink, which is uncomfortable and can even lead to eye damage. Worst case you could end up with an infection.


As we have discussed many times before, always wear sunglasses when you are out in the sun. These will help keep your eyes protected against the harmful UV rays coming from the sun. You wear sunscreen, right? Sunglasses are just as important!

Call TriCounty Eye Associates

Lastly, since spring break is a time when kids are out of school, what better time to schedule your visit to TriCounty Eye Associates? It is so important to get eye exams yearly, and you may need new glasses, sunglasses or contacts. Why not schedule it when you know you and the kiddos are going to be free?

Call us today to schedule your appointment. Whether you need new glasses, contacts or a stylish new pair of sunglasses to wear by the pool, we have got you covered!