3 Ways to Protect Your Eyes on Vacation

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Traveling is always a bit of an adventure. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or dream destination, things don’t always go according to plan. To make sure you can take in all the sights along the way, here are some must-haves to protect your eyes, wherever your adventures lead.

  1. Sunglasses

If there’s one thing to not leave home without (besides your wallet, phone, and keys) it’s a trusty pair of sunglasses. No matter where you’re headed, sunglasses are the perfect accessory to keep your eyes comfortable on sunny and overcast days. Make sure that they provide 100% UV protection.

If you’re headed to the beach or mountains, you may want to consider polarized sunglasses as they can help reduce glare from reflective surfaces like water and snow. Wraparound styles are also great for windy conditions, as they provide more coverage to protect the eyes from flying particles and dryness.

  1. Spare glasses/contacts

If you are an avid contact lens wearer, bring your cleaning solution and back up eyewear. You never know when one of those little guys might pop out.

Even if you wear glasses, a back-up pair in the glovebox can be handy for some of life’s unexpected moments.

  1. Eye drops

When traveling you may need to adapt to different climates. Even air planes have drier air than your eyes might be used to. Keeping some artificial tears on hand can help you deal with environmental factors or even flush out irritants like smoke or pollen.

If you do run into unexpected eye issues away from home, there are thousands of VSP network eye doctors across the U.S. that can be located using the Find a Doctor search on vsp.com.

9 Comments

  • Tony R Platz says:

    Very usefull information.

  • Michael says:

    Thank you. Good common sense advice.

  • Shirley Gilbertson says:

    What eye drops do you recommend?

  • Tammy R DURKIN says:

    Great information! And important to always protect your eyes!

  • Ms Rusty Bell says:

    Thank you for reminding people of the little things and unexpected situations.

  • Ms Rusty Bell says:

    Thank you for reminding people of the little things and unexpected situations. keeping eye drops available is very important. I don’t go anywhere without my REFRESH.

  • Amy Carr Williams says:

    Thank you, about to go on vacation and now I will pack a few more items for eye care!

  • Alicia says:

    Thank you for the information.

  • jon says:

    thank you

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