Spring Break Fun: Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy on Vacation

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

Spring break is coming soon, and many families are looking forward to the fun activities that will be enjoyed while the kids are out of school. Whether you are planning a big vacation or you are going to have a “staycation” with local activities, it is important that you consider the safety of your family members during these activities.

It is exciting to have family vacations and getaways, but the trip can be ruined if an accident happens. When you are away from home, it is important that you are cautious to protect your eye health. Here are a few tips that will protect your eyes:

Pack the Eyecare Essentials

What are the items that you use at home to take care of your vision? If you wear contact lenses, then you need to bring the lens case as well as the cleaning solution. Don’t forget to bring your extra pair of glasses! It can also be helpful to have a gentle rag that can be used to remove smudges and dust from the glass.

If you are going to be spending a lot of time outside, then you need to protect your eyes with good sunglasses. Polarized lenses can be an important feature so that you are comfortable. Consider the option to order prescription sunglasses so that you can maintain clear vision when you take off your regular glasses.

Schedule an Eye Exam

If you are preparing for an extended vacation, then it might be a good idea to schedule an eye exam before you leave. This appointment will be helpful to check your vision and make sure that you are using the right prescription. Schedule the appointment with enough time to have your prescription updated before you leave on the trip.

Plus, you can talk to the optometrist about other options for vision correction lenses. For example, you might consider using disposable contact lenses so that you can have clear vision without worrying about glasses.

Do you need help planning your upcoming vacation? Talk to our team to learn more about eye safety for your planned trip. We can provide personalized recommendations based on your activities. Call our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331 or our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226.

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