Travelling with Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are great for travelling. These travel tips will ensure your journey goes as smoothly as possible.
FLYING WITH CONTACT LENSES
The dry air of an aircraft cabin can dehydrate your eyes and make your contact lenses less comfortable than usual. ACUVUE® contact lenses are designed to retain their moisture to help keep your eyes comfortable1234*, fresh and moist even in this challenging environment, however for long haul flights you may wish to consider wearing glasses that will also allow you to doze off.
Ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible with these useful flying with contact lenses tips:
Carry a bottle or individual doses of rewetting drops to relieve dry eyes and drink lots of water to keep as hydrated as possible.
Remove your contact lenses if you want to sleep
If wearing daily disposable contact lenses, consider applying a fresh pair of lenses when you reach your destination.
TIPS FOR PACKING FOR YOUR TRIP
When planning for your trip, following these helpful tips will ensure traveling with contact lenses is a smooth and enjoyable experience.
Consider trying daily disposable lenses, as this means you won't have to carry solutions and lens cases around. Even if you normally wear reusable lenses, ask your optician about trying daily disposables, which are now available for most prescriptions.
If you wear reusable contact lenses, bring an extra pair or two in case you lose or damage your current pair. And opt for a travel size bottle of contact lens solution and rewetting drops.
Keep essentials in your hand luggage, to avoid them getting lost in transit. This includes spare contact lenses, your glasses, contact lens case and travel-size solution, as well as rewetting drops. Make sure to put your solution in a zip-lock bag in case of leakage.
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†Please note professional eye examination and fitting fees may apply. UK residents 18 or over only. One trial per person. Eligibility subject to optician approval. Participating opticians only. See link for full terms and conditions.
*ACUVUE 2 and ACUVUE Theravision with Ketotifen do NOT contain PVP.
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4. JJV Data on File 2022: Master Brand Claims on Clinical Performance and Overall Material Properties for ACUVUE Brand Soft Contact Lenses