With many of us FINALLY looking forward to jetting off on holiday after the pandemic it’s not surprising online searches for tips on how to protect ourselves from Covid-19 and other viruses are up.

But have you ever stopped to think about your eye health?

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From dry eyes owing to long hours travelling to eye emergencies which can be all the more frightening when you’re away from home, to ensure you get the most out of your holiday it really is worth thinking about eye care before you leave the house.

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So, in this collaborative post here are some top eye care tips for travellers this summer.

Top eye care tips for travellers this summer

Tip 1: If you experience an unusual symptom, visit an eye doctor

As with many parts of our bodies our eyes give us signs to ‘tell’ us that there is something wrong. If you notice any unusual eye-related problems such as eye pain, blurry vision or watery eyes during your trip you should remain calm and book an appointment, for example with an eye surgeon in Southampton just in case a serious eye condition develops. Even if it turns out to be nothing serious, by seeing a professional you will save yourself from unnecessary worrying.

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Tip 2: Follow contact lens rules

Although contact lenses are useful to improve vision quality instantly, they can be dangerous if you do not follow the hygienic rules for taking care of them before, during and after you wear them. Make sure that you wash your hands properly and thoroughly before you touch them and do not wear them for longer than 16 hours at a time.

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Tip 3: Wear high-quality sunglasses

Always wear sunglasses on sunny days because the ultraviolet light of the sun can cause serious eye problems. What’s more, not all sunglasses protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Before purchasing your sunglasses, check the label and see if they block 99 to 100 percent of UV light. If they do, you should buy them.

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Tip 4: Be mindful of what you eat

Be sure to eat foods which nourish your eyes and are rich in vitamins and minerals as well as plenty of fruit and vegetables. If you take care of your overall health, your eyes will benefit too. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water!

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Tip 5: Pack at least one pair of back-up glasses

There’s nothing more annoying than being away from home and realising you don’t have a pair of back-up glasses with you if yours get broken or lost. Even worse is wasting valuable holiday time buying a new pair, so make sure you pack at least one pair of back-up glasses so you can make the most of what your holiday destination has to offer!

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This is a collaborative post.

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