Eye_safetyIt’s that time of year again when we’re all traveling to see either our friends or family for Thanksgiving. While you travel this week, we have a few tips to make sure that you maintain your eye safety as you journey throughout the holidays.

Eye Safety Is Important While You Travel

Dry eyes—Whether you’re flying home or driving to a friend’s house for Thanksgiving, it’s important to lubricate your eyes. The air conditioning in both an airplane and a car can dry out your eyes, so you may want to bring some eye drops to make sure that your eyes don’t get too dry. If you plan on sleeping either on the plane or in the car, make sure to remove your contacts to keep your eyes hydrated.

Bring contact solution—To ensure your eye safety throughout the holidays, make sure to pack contact lens solution! Water is not enough to clean contact lenses and can have serious implications for your eyes.

Drink water—One of the best things you can do for your eye safety this holiday season is to drink extra water. Try to drink at least eight glasses of water each day so that your eyes and body will be hydrated enough for any obstacles you may face while you travel.

Watch out for changes in your vision—Traveling can be stressful, and any stressful event can cause changes in your vision. Keep your eyes healthy and safe by taking note of any change in your eyesight, and once the holidays are over, make sure to make an appointment at Valley Eyecare Center to check your eyes to see if your prescription has changed.

To learn more about travel eye safety, or to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists at Valley Eyecare Center, call (602) 955-2700, or visit our website.