- Know the travel security rules
Whether you’re flying to Africa, Europe, USA or the East ,Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations could affect you as a wearer of contact lenses.
TSA allows contact lenses in both carry-on and checked bags, but contact lens solution is another story. A container of contact lens solution in your carry-on bag must contain 3.4 ounces of liquid or less, and all of your carry-on liquids must fit into a clear quart-size plastic bag.
The amount of liquids in your checked bag isn’t restricted. A smart move when you’re flying: Pack a travel-size container of contact lens solution in your carry-on and a larger container in your checked bag. However you divide it up, make sure you’ve got enough solution to last the entire trip.
- Consider switching to disposable contact lenses
If you’ll be visiting a place with less-than-ideal hygiene conditions, it’s advised using daily disposable contact lenses.
Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.
For more information and to book and eye examination please contact us:
Specs Direct | Professional Affordable Eyewear
20 McIntyre Street, Parow, Cape Town 7500
Tel: 021 939 1020
Note: We are contracted to most medical aids