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Eye Care Tips to Remember When You are Travelling

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From travel tickets to appropriate clothing and shoes, we tend to look after practically every substantial and trivial item that we can for our journey, but we tend to forget the most crucial element that makes our trip worthwhile – our eyes.

Indeed, foreign lands bring all sorts of adventures but we should not forget to look after ourselves in the euphoria of our enjoyment. So no matter if you are someone who wears contacts, glasses, or nothing at all, these are some useful tips to protect your eyes during your trip.

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Good Sunglasses

The sun’s UV rays don’t discriminate between individuals; they affect us all and are equally harmful for everyone. Hence, investing in a good pair of UV protection sunglasses really pays off while travelling to areas where our eyes are not accustomed to the weather.

Whether the sunglasses are from a high-end brand such as Prada and Gucci, or something from a lower-end brand, it’s is important to have something to keep your eyes protected from the sun’s harmful rays. Another option if you wear prescription glasses is to get a transitional lens that automatically adjusts to the sun when you go outside.

Take Care of Your Contacts & Spectacles

After packing an extra pair of eyeglasses or making sure that you have sufficient quantity of eye solution packed with you, the following are some more useful tips to take care of these essentials:

  • Long flights can make everyone’s eyes dry up, so make sure to remove your contact lenses, particularly on long flights.
  • Don’t use water to fix your drying lenses; it will only make your eyes burn more. It is always recommended to use the appropriate contact lens solution instead of water.
  • Seek immediate help if your vision becomes blurry and none of your preventive measures work.

Stick to Healthy Eating and Drinking

Indeed, enjoying yourself and experiencing different foods and drinks on your travel can make your trip worthwhile, but not when it’s at the cost of your wellbeing. Don’t forget to maintain a proper diet plan during your trip, and take all your necessary vitamins and minerals for healthy eyes. Moreover, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated. In between all the enjoyment and fun, we tend to forget the most important element of survival, water, which is crucial for our eyes as well.

Take Preventive Prescriptions

Irrespective of whether you wear spectacles or not, proper eye care can definitely help anyone when travelling. For instance, eye drops are very useful when fixing those dry eyes at any time while traveling. Ideally, you should always research the weather conditions of the country you’re traveling to and make a precautionary appointment to your eye doctor to know any prescriptions that might come in handy during the trip.

So no matter where you go, and for how much time, just make sure to look after your health, particularly your eyes, to thoroughly enjoy your trip.

Happy Travelling!

Written by Total Focus

At Total Focus Optometry, we’ve spent the last 70 years building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. From routine eye exams to contact lens fittings we offer our patients a variety of services to meet their eye care needs.

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