Maintaining healthy eyes: travel tips for contact lens wearers

Traveling can be an exciting adventure, but for contact lens wearers, it comes with a unique set of challenges. Whether you are planning a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation, ensuring your eyes stay healthy and comfortable is crucial. Here are some essential travel tips to keep in mind and a look into the wide array of contact lens options we have available here at Thomas Eye Group. 

stock up on supplies

Before you leave, make sure you have enough contact lens supplies to last your entire trip, plus a few extra days’ worth. This includes: 

Contact lenses: Bring extra pairs, especially if using daily disposables 

Lens Solution: Ensure you have a travel-sized bottle of your preferred solution  

Lens case: Carry a clean, sturdy case to store your lenses when not in use 

pack your prescription

Always carry an extra pair of your contact lens prescription in case you lose or damage a pair.  

visit your eye doctor

A pre-trip eye checkup can ensure your prescription is up to date and your eyes are healthy.  

use eye drops

Always pack lubricating eye drops to keep your eyes moist and comfortable and make sure the drops are compatible with your contact lenses.  

avoid wearing lenses on long flights

For flights longer than a couple of hours, consider wearing glasses instead of contacts to reduce the risk of dry eyes and infection 

Contact Lens options

Thomas Eye Group offers a comprehensive selection of contact lenses to cater to various needs and preferences. Here are some of the options available: 

Contact Lens Designs 

Soft Lenses: Comfortable and easy to adapt to, ideal for first-time users. 
Rigid (Gas Permeable) Lenses: Durable and provide clear, crisp vision. 
Hybrid Lenses: Combine the comfort of soft lenses with the visual acuity of rigid lenses. 
Scleral Lenses: Large-diameter lenses that vault over the cornea, ideal for irregular corneas. 

Available Options Included

Daily Disposable: Convenient and hygienic, perfect for travel. 
Bi-weekly Disposal: Cost-effective and available in a variety of options. 
Monthly Disposal: Long-lasting and suitable for regular use. 
Extended-Wear: Can be worn continuously for up to 30 days, depending on the lens type and eye care professional’s recommendation. 

Specialty Contact Lenses

Scleral Lenses including EyePrint® Technology: Custom-designed for a precise fit. 
Corneal Gas Permeable Lenses, including Multifocal: Provide excellent vision correction, even for complex prescriptions. 
Myopia Control Contact Lenses: Designed to slow the progression of myopia in children.
 BostonSight® Scleral Contact Lenses: Offer exceptional comfort and vision for those with severe dry eye or irregular corneas. 

With the right preparation and care, traveling with contact lenses can be hassle-free. By following these tips and considering the variety of contact lens options available at Thomas Eye Group, you can ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Remember to prioritize your eye health, stay hydrated, and practice good lens hygiene.

Click here to schedule an appointment now or if you have questions about your contact lenses, please call 866.888.CONTACTS  

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