DO you open your eyes under the water?

@liuqian (476)
China
June 11, 2008 9:44am CST
I never opened my eyes in the water.some of my friends can do it. But i tried and just can not do this because i always worried about something would run into my eyes. How about you? Can you do it?
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16 responses
@shay3434 (882)
• Israel
24 Jul 08
Hum.. I really try not to open my eyes under the water because it is bad for the eyes. I can open my eyes under the water if I want but after a while I start to feel that my eyes are burning and it is not so pleasing. Especially in swimming pools, when there is a lot of chlorine in the water it's not good to open your eyes because the chlorine might touch your eyes and make them red. In the sea too, maybe there is not chlorine in the sea but the salt in the water can make your eyes burn. Have a wonderful day!
@liuqian (476)
• China
26 Jul 08
Thanks,shay.we can't open our eyes in water but we have water-proof glasses.So we can still see the beauty under thw water.Have a good day,too!
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
24 Jul 08
it depend on the kind of the water i am swimming. i never tried again opening my eyes under sea water because i tried when i was a kid and my eyes was irritated. i always open my eyes when i am under the river. since i am a kid my niece and nephew most often went to the river near our house. i learn to swim when i was still 5 years old.
@liuqian (476)
• China
26 Jul 08
Hi,thanks for your response.That's must great when you swim with your niese and nephew.I also used to swim with my brother and sister.That's a very wonderful time for me.now we have less time together.but if we have,we will try again. Have a good day!
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I do it, but one of my friends says she can actually see when she does. I can just see the color of the pool, and that's it. And then it always turns my eyes red. So usually if I plan to swim underwater, I'll bring goggles.
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Yea,good way.
• China
12 Jun 08
I always open my eyes in the water. It feels greet! Its a wonderful experience. But I can see only a short distance in the water. You can do it, just do it. You wont lose anything, but will get a surprise^_^
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
A surprise that some water run into my eyes?lol.
• United States
11 Jun 08
I have tried it and it really bothers me. I dont know what it is but I just feel like I am going blind when I do that. My daughter opens hers all the time though and loves it....I cant even get her to wear goggles. I guess it just depends on the person.
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Yes,for us we have to wear goggles,accept it:( lol.Your daughter is so lucky to see with her own eyes...^^
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
yes, i can do it... especially in swimming pools. it is hard opening eyes under sea water.. it stings a bit but i can always do that under swimming pool
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Really?that's great!I cann't do that anyway:( have a nice day!^^
@heartsoul (311)
• China
11 Jun 08
Hello, liuqian. I used to open my eyes when I was learning to swim in the river. It made me uncomfortable because the water run into the eyes and it hurt somewhat. But I think if you wear a water-proof glass you can open my eyes willingly. The world underwater is really beautiful and wonderful. Have a nice day and enjoy yourself!
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Yes,if i want to see the beauty underwater,the water-proof glass will be my first and only choice.because i think anyway i just can not open my eyes there.lol.Have a good day too!^^
@micpie94 (359)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I do it but when i do, i can barely see anything anyways. Try it... you might like it. lol!!!
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
No,i don't think so:)
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I can open my eyes under water.I wont do it often because it will burn my eyes. You can't really see either when you are under the water.
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Ummmm,we'd better wear goggles.^^
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
11 Jun 08
No, there is no holy way! I can't ever swim, let alone water getting into my eyes. If water was to get into my eyes, without swimming, I will have a hard time trying to blink.
@liuqian (476)
• China
14 Jun 08
Hehe,why not trying to learn swimming?...
@ellie333 (21029)
11 Jun 08
No I always close my eyes, in fact I hate to be submerged under water fullstop. Ellie :D
• United States
11 Jun 08
Yes, I can and do open my eyes under water, however it does irritate my eyes, so I try to wear goggles. I've never been afraid of anything getting in my eyes, reason being is that even if something does get in my eyes it's immediatly flushed out, unless of course it's an elbow or a finger, in which case I try to avoid those.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I used to open them underwater when I was little all the time but now the chlorine hurts them to much. It even burns my eyes to have them closed under the water they will burn for a few days after I have gone swimming.
@Jhordie (5115)
• Philippines
11 Jun 08
Yes i can... only in pool where the water is not salty
• Poland
11 Jun 08
If the water is clean then yes, I can do this. Although I don't recommend doing this at the cheap pools. Chlorine isn't quite healthy for the eyes I think.
@karmendra (1123)
• India
11 Jun 08
i don't know swimming but i used that sometime before in a river. yes i can do it..