Useful Contact Lens tips for Travel
Planning a vacation soon? But, wait what about your contact lenses? What should you bring with you and are there any dangers involved in wearing contacts while traveling?
Let’s find out. Here’s our contact lens tips for traveling.
What to bring: The Preparation
Stock up on contact lenses and the lens solution
If you are planning to take a trip abroad, it might be a good idea to stock up on your contact lenses. The dispensing laws vary and may require you to sit for an eye exam all over again. That puts a kink in your plans, doesn’t it? To avoid such mishaps, make sure you carry enough to last you the entire trip.
If you wear monthly or weekly lenses, carry enough lens solution to last you the entire trip because you may not find your particular brand easily abroad.
Ensure you are aware of all the transport regulations
Airlines usually don’t allow you to carry more than 100ml of liquids in your carry on so make sure your lens solution is either packed safely in your luggage or to carry two separate bottles in case your luggage gets misplaced. You don’t want to be stuck somewhere without your lens solution.
Carry daily lenses in your carry on
Even if you wear monthly lenses, it might be a good idea to carry some daily disposable lenses in your carry on just in case your luggage is misplaced or sent to another destination. P.S. if you are in the market for some really cool lenses, try the Solotica lenses for a natural look.
Switch to branded lenses or find out the equivalent of your house-brand
If your optometrist prescribed local house-brand lenses, make sure you either carry enough of those lenses. You can also find out the equivalent product in branded lenses or simply switch to branded lenses to ensure you don’t run into any problems.
Keep your prescription handy
You may forget to pack enough lenses or start having some irritation so it is best if you carry your prescription with you so medical assistance can be provided immediately.
Packing light with lenses
If luggage is a constraint, then get daily lenses. Since you don’t require to carry a contact case or the contact lenses solution, you can easily save up a lot of space in your bag.
During your trip
Don’t wear lenses on flights
The humidity in airplanes is as low as 20% which can quickly dry out your lenses and distort them making your eyes irritated and uncomfortable. If you are on a long flight, switch to glasses. Also, the chances of you falling asleep with your lenses are very high which can cause major discomfort so it’s best to avoid lenses completely.
For a short flight, you can wear your lenses but it still not recommended by all doctors.
Keep your lenses clean
Just because you’re on a holiday, does not mean you can slip up and forget to clean your lenses. Keep your lenses spotless because your environmental surrounding can trigger an allergic reaction.
Give your lenses a break
During your trip, switch to glasses every now and then to give your eyes a break. Make sure to sleep and stay hydrated.
If you’re on the prowl for the most natural looking lenses, give Solotica Hidrocor a try. The reason Solotica Hidrocor appear so natural is that they don’t have a limbal ring around the eyes. You can also have your Solotica lenses match your clothes with the colored variants. Perfect for a good vacation!