Planning a trip? Here are some tips for contact lens wearers.
Pack eye-care needs with the climate and your activities in mind. Allergens, altitude and air quality can all affect your contact lens comfort. Re-wetting drops can help alleviate dryness from the environment.
Your lens care travel kit should include your cleaning and disinfecting solution, re-wetting drops and a spare pair of lenses. Put everything in a separate pocket or container in your luggage.
The air inside an airplane is very dry. Keep a small bottle of re-wetting drops in your carry-on bag, along with a lens case and your spare eyeglasses. That way, you can refresh your eyes or remove your lenses whenever you want.
On board the plane, aim your vents away from your face to keep your eyes from getting dry. And remember to drink water. It’s good for you and your eyes. Finally, if you’re on a long flight, remind yourself to use re-wetting drops frequently. Consider wearing your eyeglasses on any long flight. It can seem like time stands still on a plane, but your eyes know better. Bon Voyage!
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