When you wear contacts, it can be challenging to know what TO do and what NOT to do when you are travelling. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you avoid any vacation related contact lens issues.
Use daily disposables – If your prescription allows, it is easier to use daily disposables, and you don’t have to carry as much solution as with regular contacts.
Wear glasses on the plane – If you are flying, it might be easier to wear your glasses. The air in a plane is often very dry and wearing contacts doesn’t tend to help with eye dryness.
Have more than enough to last – Make sure you bring enough contacts or solution to last you the whole vacation. It might not be that easy to get contacts in another city if at all depending on the remoteness of the location.
Buy a travel kit – This is not a necessity, but if you have a kit it’s less likely that your contacts will get lost and it is easier to find everything you need before bed and in the morning
Take a day off – You may want to take a day off of using your contacts and wear glasses. Getting less sleep and different time zones can be hard on your eyes, as well as keeping them in longer than usual. Also, remember to drink lots of water to keep your eyes hydrated.
The summer will be here sooner than you think! If you are going on vacation this summer, we would love to help ease your stress, be sure to get your regular contacts or daily disposables ordered soon!