Air travel can be taxing on your contact lenses and your eyes. Low humidity in the plane's cabin, re-circulating air and the consumption of coffee and alcohol can make your eyes dry. Long hours can add to the irritation.

Contact Lens & Care while traveling

Some people may choose to wear glasses, while travelling, instead of contact lenses. If that's not your preference, here are a few tips while traveling:

  • Keep your body and eyes hydrated by drinking plenty of water before and while en route.
  • Limit consumption of caffeine and alchool.
  • Keep travel-size multi-purpose solution, rewetting drops and a clean contact lens case in your carry-on bag while traveling.
    • If your eyes start to feel dry or uncomfortable, moisturize your lenses while wearing them with rewetting drops like Renu MultiPlus lubricating and rewetting drops. If they continue to feel uncomfortable, you can take them out and put them in your contact lens case with multi-purpose solution.
  • Get your lenses ready. 
    • If you are wearing planned replacement lenses, before you travel, clean and disinfect your contact lenses properly with a multi-purpose solution like Biotrue Multi-Purpose Solution. Determine where you are in your replacement schedule in case you need to bring extra lenses and how much solution you'll need for your trip. 
    • If you are wearing daily disposable contact lenses, determine how many pairs you will need while away and throw in an extra pair or two, just in case something changes.

Remember, liquids under 3.4 ounces can go in your carry-on, liquids over 3.4 ounces can go in your checked bag. If you have specific question you can check the TSA website: www.tsa.gov.