Whether you love packing the day with plans or often go on business trips on short notice, making sure your contact lenses are taken care of is key to maintaining the quality of your vision even with an on-the-go lifestyle.
A dry eye treatment specialist shares some tips here.
Preparing Is the First Step
The first thing you should do to incorporate good eye care into your active lifestyle is to prepare ahead of time. Get a travel pouch that fits your contacts, solution, gels, etc. Do not forget to pack eye drops that can alleviate itchiness during the hayfever season or dryness caused by heavy air conditioning.
Consider Switching to Disposable Contacts
Sometimes, using weekly or even monthly contact lenses does not make it easy to live your active lifestyle, especially if preparing travel kits is not your thing. If this is the case, bring up the idea of switching to contact lenses that you can dispose of daily with your optician. However, this might not be a fitting option if you use scleral or other specialty lenses, says a scleral optometrist.
Bring Your Sunglasses
Overexposure to ultraviolet rays can lead to a host of eye-related issues like cataracts or corneal sunburn, so it is important to take the right precautions to safeguard your vision from damage. Having a pair of sunglasses with you during travels is just as essential as having all your eye care accessories. Sure, contact lenses do provide protection against UVA and UVB, but unlike sunglasses, they do not fully cover your eyes including the skin on your lids.
Lumen Optometric is a premier eye care center specializing in contacts and eyeglasses, neurolens treatment, dry eye treatment, myopia control and more. Give us a call at (626) 921-0199 or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.