A FIRST-TIMER’S GUIDE TO TRAVELING WITH CONTACT LENSES
It can be a hassle to travel with contact lenses given all the maintenance that comes with it. You’ll also most likely experience a range of different environments during your travel, which is why you should pay close attention to your surroundings and adjust your eye care routine accordingly.
First thing’s first– what should you buy/bring for your contact lenses?
- A case for your contact lenses, so that they’re safe and organized in one durable case.
- A bottle of your contact solution. We prefer that you keep a small one in your carry-on and one on your luggage in case of emergencies.
- Eye lubricants in case your eyes get really dry
- Your pair of glasses because it’s easier to be wearing them during transit than wearing contact lenses the whole day.
- Hand Sanitizer/ alcohol to clean your hands before you touch your eyes.
- Extra pairs of contact lenses– for safe measure. You can also bring a copy of your prescription in case you need to see an optometrist while you are far from home.
A whole day of sightseeing and travelling can be quite exhausting but it is important that you stick to your contact lens cleaning routine no matter what. Make sure you take time to clean your contacts before and after each use and to store them properly when you’re not using them.
If you don’t want to worry about your daily contact cleaning routine, you could use daily contact lenses while you’re away. These types of lenses can be worn all day and can be disposed of once the day ends.
Need help setting up your contact lens kit? Visit us here at Harry’s Optometrist before you leave and we’ll help you set your kit! Let us know your plans at least 3 weeks before your trip so that we can recommend the best contact lenses for you. We can provide you with some sample lenses before you go if you ask!