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Will glasses help my lifeguarding?

I lifeguard 6+ hours a day at an indoor pool. The pool has a ton of glare because I sit on an elevated chair about 6-8 feet above the water and the lights are directly above the pool. Also due to the fact the pool is indoors their is lots of chlorine in the air, so I get done with work and have eyestrain. Is there anything I can do to prevent it?
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  • Kelley


    Your question does seem to involve the environmental exposures that you are suffering from, both with regards to the glare and the chemicals in the air. I recommend that you discuss this concern with your doctor. While glasses may not help with the chemicals, polarized lenses may be able to help with the glare that you are describing. This is something that you could experiment with, as polarized lenses are available over the counter and may provide some benefit towards reducing eye strain. With regard to prolonged chemical exposure, each business residence is required to follow certain safety protocols to make sure that consumers and employees are safe during routine use. While chlorine is a normal product used for cleaning, if you feel that it is affecting your overall health, then you should speak with your doctor to determine both what can be done about it and also whether or not there is something that you need to do about your health now.
  • coloursoflife


    Of course. The glasses are most important to life guarding person. It can protect the eyes from bright sun rays. Moreover, it also can block the light reflected by the pool water. More importantly, in the pool, there is some chemicals and bacteria which will be harmful to the eyes and glasses will play an role to protect your eyes. Hope this helpful.