you are in a usual mode of a life - home, work, days off
- and observe all doctor's instructions for caring of
your contact lenses,
using your lenses basically does not cause any problems.
However, the situation radically changes, when you go
away on holidays.
Quite often going on holidays people forget their lens
solution, extra contact
lens case and replacement lenses.
Spare contact lenses can save your holidays
Quite often patients realize importance of spare pair
(and even two pairs) contact lenses only when they lose
a contact lens, being away from home. It is especially
true for those who wear conventional contact lenses. It
might be difficult to order a replacement for your lens
straight away, particularly if you don’t have your
prescription with you.
So it is always best to carry an extra pair of contact
lens, just in case yours are lost or damaged.
And if you wear daily
disposable contacts, take the appropriate supply,
plus a couple extra lenses.
The sun, water, beach and contact lens
On holidays you are probably going to be exposed to sun
much more then usual, it presents additional risk for
First, long stay on the sun increases a doze of ultra-violet
radiation to which eyes are exposed. You can help that
if your wear contact lenses with high UV protection, like
Acuvue or Focus
contact lens. However, it is important to remember
that even the best contact lens can only protect the aria
it covers – so you will need good sunglasses anyway,
to protect the rest of your eyes.
Is it safe to swim in contact lenses?
Majority of doctors agree that swimming in lenses isn’t
a good idea. Various kinds of microorganisms live in water.
Some of them can cause the extremely serious complication
leading defeat of a cornea.
Of course taking your contacts off on the beach isn’t
practical. You can put on special goggles, and these goggles
should be of high quality and don’t leak.
Wearing contacts in a sauna is OK. But it is better to
take them off if you are going to jump into swimming pool
Contact lenses during your flight
During flight people spend long time low pressure and
low humidity in the plane (it is usual in interior of
the plane flying at height of 11 km, is supported the
pressure corresponding pressure of an atmosphere at height
of 3,5 km).
What that means, that if you can wear glasses instead
of contact lenses,
it is a good idea to do so on the plain. Otherwise your
eyes might feel very uncomfortable after a few hours.
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