Contact lenses are the most convenient form of eye correction. Everyone knows that. However, they can be quite a hassle when it comes to maintenance and upkeep. This is especially true when it comes to traveling long distances. Many people realize this and decide to simply travel with a pair of eye glasses. However, with a little bit of preparation there are a few tips that can make traveling with contact lenses a breeze.
What To Do On The Airplane
Experienced travelers can agree that wearing contact lenses on an airplane is not always a good idea. The air inside the plane cabin can quickly dry out the contact lenses making them very uncomfortable to wear. The lower oxygen levels and the dry air in the cabin can cause dry eye, redness, tiredness and even popping out of the eye. If you do decide to wear contact lenses on a long flight, there are few essentials that every traveler should bring.
What Contact Supplies To Pack
Buy travel-sized bottles of contact lens solution and moisturizing drops. The small size will follow TSA guidelines, allowing you to bring them with you in your carry-on. Larger quantities may not be permitted in your checked baggage. Additionally, if you pack them in your luggage there is a chance your belongings may get lost or delayed during air travel, and with it your eye care necesities.
Pick The Right Contact Lenses
If you are traveling on a long distance vacation, you can also consider wearing daily disposable contact lenses while you travel. They are available in many different brands and prescriptions. You’ll be able to have a fresh pair of contact lenses to wear every day without having to worry about solutions, eye drops, and contact cases.
Please remember to never clean your contact lenses with tap water! Only use contact lens solution. Tap water may contain particles that can cause eye infections. It’s better to be safe when it comes to eye care, especially when you are traveling. If you experience any eye discomfort, switch to your glasses immediately and contact an eye physician.