risking the health of your eyesight just to save a few bucks, right?
Have you ever had that problem of buying a pair of contact lens when you know you only have a couple of days until your flight is scheduled to leave? Sure you do, then why not wait until your flight is almost on the landing to buy your contact lens prescription sunglasses. Here is a quick guide on how to find out if your contact lens prescription is current and how much you should be allowed to bring in your carry-on bag.
Before you fly, it is best to have your eyes examined by an Optometrist who will determine if your vision is deteriorating and if your glasses or contact lenses are causing any problems. At least a week before you pack your clothes or bathing suit; have your eyes tested to ensure that your contact lens prescriptions and eyeglasses are up to date. If you are traveling overseas, this is especially important. The cost of travel can be very expensive so being prepared is very important.
The Optometrist may only provide you with the recommended daily disposable contact lenses
In addition, you should also be aware of the type of solutions that you can take with you in order to avoid the possibility of running out of solution while traveling. For example, some opticians do not allow you to take plastic solution or saline solution to refills your contact lenses. The Optometrist may only provide you with the recommended daily disposable contact lenses which is filled with solution and is meant for travel. If you are not sure which ones are the same as yours, you should ask the customer service department.
Most people who travel optometrists recommend that you use the original solution that came with the contact and gently rinse it with tap water to remove any residual protein or dust. Then, you should continue to wear the lenses for the entire flight or period before they need to be discarded. If you do not do this, the protein residue will build up on the lens’s surface over time and can cause irritation or even damage to your eyes. Also, it is important to not wear your lenses too long since protein builds up on the surface of the lenses. The longer you wear your lenses, the more protein builds up which causes irritation and can lead to damage of the eye’s cornea.
Do not throw away your contact lenses until you are ready to put them back in your eye
If you wear glasses, you should ensure that you clean the lens each day so that you can ensure that the protein does not get onto your glasses. You should not wash your glasses as often as you wash your contact lens but once a week is acceptable. When you have finished using a pair of glasses, you should place them in the bin that you will keep them in. Do not throw away your contact lenses until you are ready to put them back in your eye because protein can get onto your glasses if they are not properly sealed.
Containers for your lenses generally include a sipper bottle and a way to remove the lenses without rubbing them. When you travel by air, you should ideally use a sipper bottle with an attached vacuum so that you do not have to worry about liquids. The best type of containers to use when traveling by air are the bags and hand luggage combinations.