No matter what your lifestyle is, eye care is very important. You can’t predict when eye emergencies will happen so you always need to be ready.
Here are travel tips for people who wear glasses and contacts.
Bring Extra Pairs
Bring at least two pairs of eyeglasses for your trip. This is the same for contacts. It will help in case you accidentally lose or misplace a pair, especially if you’re visiting a foreign country. You wouldn’t want to waste an entire vacation day waiting for a new pair of eyeglasses.
Don’t Wait to See an Eye Doctor
Don’t wait until you get home to have eye problems checked, even if they are minor. A small eye issue can quickly escalate and cause big problems. Visit a local specialist for an eye exam and proper treatment.
Prepare for Dry Eye Don’t Wash Your Contacts With Water
Everyone can experience dry eye during a flight. Make sure to remove your contacts before sleeping. It will also help to bring over-the-counter eyedrops to lubricate your eyes.
Don’t Wash Your Contacts With Water
Include your contact lens case in your carry-on bag. Pack two bottles of contact lens solution for backup in case one accidentally spills. Remove your contacts and place them inside their case with fresh contact lens solution. Don’t keep your contacts in water or use it to clean them. In some countries, water isn’t sterile and can contain eye infection-causing bacteria.
Bring Extra Prescription Drops
Have extra unopened prescription eye drops with you during your travel if you need them. These drops may not be available in other countries, so always have additionals with you.
At Eye and Vision Care, we’re here for your eye care needs and concerns. We offer stylish eyeglass frames, contact lenses, laser vision correction and more. Call us at (703) 659-2635 or fill out our online form and schedule an appointment. We assist patients in Haymarket, VA, and the surrounding areas.