How To Look After Your Contact Lenses When Travelling

Contact lenses are great to have when you’re on the move. However, there are a few things you should know before packing them. If you get it right, it will be plain sailing or smooth flying, all the way.

  1. Solution

Your contacts are nothing without a cleansing solution; yet, many airports around the world insist that you can take no more than 100 ml with you on board a flight. The best ‘solution’ for your solution is to carry the bulk of it in your suitcase, and only take what you immediately need on your person. It’s also a great idea to purchase an all-in-one solution so as to avoid having to carry multiple items. You can even bring with you a copy of your prescription; this could be vital if you need urgent medical attention, for whatever reason.

  1. Adjust

While airborne you’ll likely find that the pressurised cabin has a drying effect on your eyes, which may affect the comfort of wearing lenses. Lubricating eye-drops are a must, together with plenty of fluids which you should consume regularly throughout your flight. It might even be a good idea to wear glasses temporarily, until you touch down. It wouldn’t be a good idea to doze off with your contacts in.

  1. Cleanliness

You need to maintain your normal cleaning routine when it comes to your contacts. Two-weekly or monthly contacts should be cleansed both before and after use, ensuring your hands are clean before you engage in the cleaning process.

  1. Disposables

Daily disposables can be worn all day and then thrown away especially from acuvue.; no cleaning routine required. This could be a game changer when it comes to travelling in areas that don’t offer great hygiene; simply rid yourself of them before sleep whilst travelling.

  1. Sunglasses

Don’t forget to wear them; a good pair with suitable UV protection can of course be worn with your contacts in. Just ensure that they’re a regular pair and not prescription sunglasses. If they are, the effect of two sets of prescription lenses could become counter-productive and ineffective, resulting in cloudy, fuzzy vision.

Overall, with the right approach you can enjoy every minute of your holiday or business trip, without worrying about your contacts for any amount of time. They’ve been designed not to get in your way, enabling you to do everything in a clearsighted way. Take advantage of this – enjoy!