Summer Travel Tips

With the summer season officially here, remember to take care of your eyes when you travel or take vacation.  Here are a few practical, common sense tips to remember: 1.) Take an extra pair of contact lenses (and your glasses!) when traveling; 2.) When swimming, remember to either remove your contact lenses or wear goggles; 3.) Protect your eyes from the sun by wearing sunglasses (harmful UV rays contribute to cataracts and macular degeneration); 4.) Wear your glasses, rather than contact lenses, on an airplane (the dry environment on airplanes can lead to irritation or infection); and 5.) Never share contact lenses, cases or even solutions with someone else (this is another way to cause irritation or infection).  Have a great summer and remember to care for your eyes!