So, all set to go on a hiking trip? Surely, your contact lenses are a part of your gear. Quite certainly they are a great convenience on a hiking trip. You can move around and enjoy freely without having to care about the glasses. Whenever you like, you can take a plunge without worrying. That’s the rosy part. However, contact lenses may also be hike spoilers if you are careless. So, take care of a few things and your trip will be a heavenly one.
1. Keep a spare pair of contacts with you. Even if you do not wear the frequent replacement kind, you should carry another pair of contact lenses. Say, your lenses get damaged or lost in the middle of your trip. It would be nice to have a backup pair. If you completely run out or lose them no worries if you are a customer of 1-800 Contacts, you can even place an order for a new prescription and supplies if you are on a trip away from home. You can do so by using the1-800 Contacts app (assuming you bring your smartphone).
2. Lens case and solution are inseparable companions of the lenses. So, when you pack your bag, make sure you bring them.
3. Contacts work well for swimmers. However, it is important that they do not come in contact with water because it contains a number of bacteria that can get into your eyes and cause infection. So, while swimming, wear tight goggles to prevent its contact with water. And if water finds its way into your eyes, take the contacts off as soon as you can and clean them so that the problematic organisms get done away with.
4. There are certain contact lenses that are capable of blocking the UV rays, but that is not enough because the lenses cover only a small area of the eyes and do not reduce glare. So, you’ll still need sun glasses for better protection against sun damage and sun glare.
5. If you are traveling far from home on a flight, take the contacts out and put your glasses on because the environment inside the plane makes the lenses dry. On dehydrating, they start absorbing moisture from the eyes, which can leave your eyes dry. Besides, many people have the tendency to doze off in the plane. And sleeping with your contacts on is certainly not recommended. Therefore, it is safer to put the glasses on.
These are very simple precautions that do not take too much of effort but are very useful in warding off unwanted botheration during your outdoor adventure.