Frequent flyers face unique challenges when it comes to visual health. The air in planes can be quite dry, leading to irritation, particularly for contact lens wearers. Travelers also need to know how to take care of their eyeglasses and their contact lenses during long trips. In this article, Vienna Eyecare Center shares some vision and eye health tips for frequent flyers.
Never Self-Diagnose Your Eyes
If you have a red, painful eye that doesn’t seem to get better, then you need to make an appointment with an eye doctor as soon as possible. Do not share towels or any personal items with your travel companions and take other appropriate precautions. Your eye infection might be contagious.
Do Not Rub Dry or Irritated Eyes
Dryness and irritation are common issues among travelers because of the air conditioned air inside the plane. Consider bringing some artificial teardrops to use during the flight. We recommend keeping your eyes moist to help you avoid red and tired-looking eyes. Do not rub your irritated eyes because this can aggravate your symptoms.
If you’re headed to a sunny location, make sure that you have a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes from UV rays. You should also have the right eyewear for special conditions like snow. If you need more detailed advice, then ask your eye doctor.
We offer high-quality contact lenses and eyeglasses along with a wide range of vision care services. Vienna Eyecare Center has been in business for decades and our experienced doctors and staff can answer any questions you may have about eye health and vision correction. We serve many areas in VA including Fairfax, Reston and Tysons Corner. Call us at (703) 938-7633 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.