How to Look After Your Eyes While on Vacation

Are you planning a summer vacation? Taking care of your eyes while you’re on holiday is very important to prevent any damage to your vision and ocular health.

Our eyes are one of the most sensitive and important organs in the body and they require proper care to prevent any disease or injury. Whether or not you require corrective eye-wear, there are a number of simple ways that you can protect your eyes, including:

  • Scheduling regular eye checkups with your Calgary optometrist
  • Quitting harmful habits, such as smoking
  • Following a healthy lifestyle
  • Being aware of your family’s history of eye conditions
  • Wearing 100% UV protected eyeglasses to protect your vision from harmful UV rays
  • Using protective eyewear when performing certain activities or playing sports

 

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At Sunridge Eye Clinic, our qualified Calgary optometrists are dedicated to protecting the eye health of you and your entire family. Whether you require children/senior eye exams, contact lens fittings, glaucoma testing, or dry eye care, our eye doctors have the experience and knowledge to meet your every need.

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4 Tips For Looking After Your Eyes During a Summer Vacation

During the summer vacation, many Calgarian families consider traveling and unfortunately, during the chaos of booking tickets, choosing hotels, and planning an itinerary, a large number of people forget to take the proper steps to ensure the health of their eyes.

There is nothing worse than an eye problem ruining the fun of your vacation, so here are 4 simple tips to help you avoid such issues when you’re on holiday:

 

1. Carry Your Prescription

Carrying your eyeglasses or contact lens prescription when you travel is really important because it means you’ll be one step ahead if you lose or break your eyeglasses/contact lenses. In addition to taking your prescription with you, some other tips you should follow include:

  • Have a spare pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses handy
  • Consider wearing an eyeglasses chain
  • Store your eyeglasses or contact lenses away properly in the correct cases.

6 SIMPLE TIPS FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYEGLASSES

 

2. Stay Hydrated

When you’re on vacation, you must remember to drink enough water to keep your eyes properly hydrated throughout the trip. This is important even if you use contact lens solution or eye drops. Try to consume at least 8-10 glasses of water per day.

Failing to stay hydrated could lead to:

  • Increased light sensitivity
  • Eye redness
  • Vision pain or discomfort
  • Blurry vision
  • Itchiness

DRY EYE CARE

 

3. Take Care of Your Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses, it is critical that you plan ahead of your trip to make sure you have everything you need to take care of your eyes properly. Some of the things you may want to talk to your optometrist about include carrying:

  • A travel-size contact lens solution and storage case
  • Daily disposable lenses
  • Well-fitting goggles (if you’re planning on swimming in your contact lenses)
  • Contact lenses that have UV protection

SAFETY TIPS FOR CONTACT LENS WEARERS

 

4. Don’t Forget the Sunglasses

Whether you’re heading to the beach or doing some sight-seeing, you will be spending a lot of time outdoors on your vacation, which is why it’s so important for your whole family to carry a pair of sunglasses with 100% UVA and UVB protection.

These sunglasses will:

  • Prevent photokeratitis. While sunburn on the eye can heal within 48 hours it’s very painful and can result in light sensitivity and blurred vision.
  • Protect your eyes from harmful UV rays which can increase your risk of developing conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.
  • Lower your risk of developing abnormal growth tissue, which can lead to inflammation or disturbance of vision.

DOES YOUR CHILD REALLY NEED SUNGLASSES?

 

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If you are going on a family holiday and need some more advice on how to protect the vision of you and your loved ones, our qualified optometrists are happy to help. From trendy and affordable 100% UV protected sunglasses to dry eye care, we have everything you need to ensure your eyes stay healthy on vacation.

To find out more about how our optometrists can help you find the right pair of eyeglasses to fit your lifestyle, visit our Calgary eye clinic at 2525 36 St NE, Unit 157. Alternatively, you can contact our optometrists at 403-280-7518 or book an appointment online.


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