How To Choose Eye Protection For Travel

Whether you have been travelling rarely or like crazy, when the time to travel comes, you need to make sure that you take good care of yourself so that your body does not betray you while you are in a foreign place, away from your trusted doctors. 

And when we say ‘body’, we mean the whole organism. Many people go for a general check-up, google about the health system of the country they’re travelling to, and buy painkillers and a travelling pillow as a way to prepare themselves before their trip. Although all those things are great, few are the ones who think about their eye health.

If you are curious to learn about simple ways that you can protect your eyes as you travel from one place to another, you’ve clicked on the ideal article.

1. Book An Eye Exam Before Your Trip

What is the point of paying and going to a place that you cannot see? At least a month before your trip, go on and book an eye exam. This way you will have enough time to deal with any issues that may come up and you will need to take care of, like getting new prescription glasses, so that you can be all set for your trip.

2. Protect Your Eyes At All Costs

Although we all love a sunny day, being exposed to the sun for a long time can lead to serious health problems. Besides burns and skin cancer which are more common, it can lead to eye-related problems as well, such as macular degeneration, corneal flash burn and eyelid cancer.

How can you protect your eyes from the sun? Experiment with your fashion style by always wearing sunglasses and wide-brimmed hats. It should be noted that the sun can be equally dangerous in both summer and winter, whether it is outshining or hidden behind clouds.

3. Don’t Just Buy Any Pair Of Sunglasses

We should all be honest and admit that one of the main criteria we check before buying sunglasses is their style and their price. It is important to add one more element to the list and this is the protection from ultraviolet (UV) light.

If the pair of sunglasses you want to buy doesn’t block 99% to 100% of UV light, do not buy them. You can find pairs that offer such high eye protection at economical prices.

4. Wear Your Eyeglasses While You Travel

Many people do not like how they look with glasses on and this is why they wear contact lenses while they are outside. However, you should not wear your contacts for more than 16 hours a day. Especially while you are in a car, aeroplane or ship in order to get to your destination, you should wear your eyeglasses so that you tire your eyes as little as possible during this trip.