Whether you travel frequently for pleasure or work, you shouldn’t forget to care for your eyes. Eye problems can disrupt your fun trip or make it difficult for you to focus on your job. By being mindful of your eyes and taking proper care of them, you can avoid different eye problems.
Be Mindful of Pollution
Both air and water pollution can be irritating to your eyes. You can ask locals about air quality and safe places to swim to avoid eye and vision issues.
Always Have an Extra Pair With You
When you’re in a different country or an unfamiliar place, it can be difficult to find quality glasses in case you lose or damage your pair. You can prevent wasting time looking for new glasses by always bringing an extra pair when traveling. If you wear contacts or scleral lenses, also make sure to bring extras with you. Moreover, it’s the same for eye medications because they may not be available where you are going. It’s also a good idea to bring written copies of your prescription in case Customs question your medication.
Avoiding Eye Irritation
Dry eye is a common problem with frequent travelers since plane air conditioners are very dry. You can use artificial tears during your flight to keep your eyes moist and prevent them from getting red during the flight. If your eyes feel dry or itchy, avoid rubbing them because this can trigger or worsen existing irritation.
Keep in mind that dry, irritated eyes are more prone to infections. If you’re feeling discomfort, remove your contacts during the flight, and wear glasses if you have them. Those who are wearing disposable lenses should dispose of their contacts at the end of a long-haul flight.
For your eye care and vision therapy needs, you can rely on Insight Vision Center Optometry. Call us at (714) 486-3315, or fill out our contact form to learn more about our services. We assist patients in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, CA.