When you’re setting off on a trip, preparing your contact lenses might be the last thing on your mind. However, just a short amount of preparation can often mean a much more care free holiday. With that in mind, here are our top tips on travelling with your contact lenses.
Always be prepared
If you are off on a long trip, especially if you are on a flight that could last hours, it’s easy to forget that you are probably travelling overnight and might want to sleep before you land. Even when you’re not in bed, you still need to remove your lenses before you get some shut eye. So make sure you have a contact lens case and some solution handy at all times.
Keep your eye drops handy
Eye drops are fantastic at keeping your eyes moist and healthy throughout your travels. In hotter, drier countries you might find that a couple of drops will really improve the comfort of your lenses, so you never have to stop to take them out. Pressurised air in plane cabins can also dry out your lenses, so keeping a small vial handy on the plane is always a good idea.
Try switching to daily contact lenses.
Daily disposable lenses can be much easier to use while you are on holiday. Rather than having to care for your monthly or weekly lenses while you are away, you can simply dispose of each lens at the end of the day. It also gives you the option of switching to glasses, should you find your lenses uncomfortable at any point during the holiday.
Keep your eyes shielded from the sun
Certain contact lenses can provide some protection from the sun’s rays, however they are only at their most useful when combined with a pair of sunglasses. Wearing both together keeps out any UV rays that might harm your eyes, and come with the added benefit of a very cool new look.
Grab a travel pack
Travel packs are fantastic if you do need to keep everything together in your hand luggage. Large bottles of liquid are not allowed in plane cabins, so they will need to be packed in your main suitcase. Travel sized packs often use much smaller bottles, kept together in a clear case that’s designed to be completely compliant with any airport security.
There’s a great range of travel packs available on Vision Direct,
suitable for almost any kind of lens. So whether you’re heading off to visit the family for the long weekend, or setting sail to somewhere further afar, why not make sure you have everything you need to keep your lenses clear and comfortable.