Eye care in the air

22 November 2017


We’ve got places to go, people to see and planes to catch.

Whether you’re catching a short flight to see family or an over-night flight to see friends we all know flying can irritate your eyes. This is due to the fact that Aircraft cabins are artificially pressurized which causes low humidity and very dry air. We all know what it’s like to sit next to someone who insists on blasting their air-con for the entire duration of the flight, much to the delight of everyone who wears contact lenses. When your eyes dry out and your lenses deprive the cornea of oxygen you can get micro-tears in the cornea that can cause swelling, discomfort and blurred vision. So, what do you do? Here are our top tips to avoid your eyes feeling drier than the Sahara.

1. A current pair of spectacles are always a great complimentary accessory to contact lens wearers, especially on extended flights.

2. For shorter trips of 3-4 hours an artificial lubricant is your new best friend.

3. Always take your container with fresh solution in your carry-on if you want to remove your lenses during your flight.

4. Your solution should never be more than 100ml to comply with aviation rules. View our travel packs which are in-line with airline regulation here.

5. An extra pair of lenses in your hand luggage is always a good idea.

6. One-day disposables are the no-solution-needed hassle-free stars of the sky, because you can take the pair out before you sleep and pop in a new pair when you land at your destination.

Fly safe and don’t forget about your eye care when you’re in the air! 

Flying with Contact Lenses



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