ANDREW GASSON CONTACT LENSES

A LONDON SPECIALIST CONTACT LENS PRACTICE SINCE 1972

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CONTACT LENSES HOLIDAY AND TRAVEL CHECKLIST

Before travelling use the following checklist to make sure you have everything you need:

 Solutions

 Spare Lenses

 Lens Case

 Spectacles

 Sunglasses

 Goggles For Skiing or Swimming

 Eyedrops

With modern airport restrictions, we can provide you with a letter confirming that you are a contact lens wearer and need to carry lenses and solutions in your hand luggage.

 

Ensure that any solutions purchased abroad are correct for your type of lens. Soft lenses, especially, must never be used with hard lens solutions.

 

When travelling or sunbathing, be careful not to fall asleep with your lenses in, unless they are designed for this.

 

Swimming is unwise with gas-permeable hard lenses because of the risk of loss.  Soft lenses are often better, but still be careful of loss.  Also, if chlorine is absorbed into the lenses it may cause stinging and red eyes.  If possible use swimming goggles.

 

If possible, avoid wearing lenses for long flights because of the dry atmosphere on the plane.

 If you decide not to wear your lenses while travelling, keep them in your hand luggage in case your main baggage goes astray.  Keep spare lenses in a separate place.

 

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