1. 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.

  1. 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


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