Travel Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

When you’re traveling, that is typically when you realize how annoying it can be to wear contact lenses. You have to remember to bring your case, your backup glasses, and figure out how to pack contact solution according to TSA guidelines. Life would be so much easier if you just had perfect vision. Explore your options with a LASIK surgery consultation. Or, follow these tips for maintaining eye health with contact lenses while you’re on vacation: Being prepared is the key. You likely comply with all your doctor’s guidelines while you’re at home, but on vacation, you may find yourself skipping a few steps. Just a few common pitfalls of traveling with contacts include:

  • Wearing your contacts for more days than is recommended.
  • Leaving your contacts in overnight.
  • Rinse with tap water instead of solution (because you left it at home).

Consider your destination and know that you may not be able to find replacement lenses, solution or other resources if you travel far from home. In under-developed countries, you may encounter poor hygiene and be unable to care for your lenses, including properly washing your hands before touching your eye. For this reason, you should bring along backup eyeglasses or consider leaving your contacts at home.

To avoid wearing your contacts longer than necessary, bring a backup pair. This also helps in case you lose a lens, scratch, or tear it. If you plan to swim with your lenses in, consider daily disposables that you can toss after your dip in the pool or ocean.

Protect your eyes from sun damage by wearing polarized sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat. This is also important at home in sunny Florida. And be sure to check out your options for LASIK surgery in Orlando to avoid traveling with contacts.

In 1996, LASIK surgery Orlando expert Dr. Magruder, opened his practice and introduced locals to Central Florida’s first refractive surgery center. Since then, he has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about the LASIK surgery Orlando professionals at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information.