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What do you need to take on your trip when it comes to your eyes? Whether it is eye care items, fashion, or medical, check out these items.


TitleItem TypeDescription
Backup Eyewear-

Taking a spare pair of glasses or contact lenses is useful in case they are lost or damaged.

Check Eye Prescription-

Do you need to have your eyes examined and possibly update your prescription and eyewear?

Contact Lens Hygiene-

Ensure your hands are clean before dealing with lenses in your eyes. Use clean water and be careful of any hand cleaning agents accidentally entering your eye.

Hydrogen Peroxide AvailabilityContact Lens Solution

Hydrogen Peroxide solution may not be as commonly found as other contact lens solutions, so do your research and determine if you will need to take enough for your whole trip.

Lens Solution SterilityContact Lens Solution

Be warned that if you transfer from a larger container to a smaller one, you may have an issue keeping your lens solution sterile.

Flying and LensesContact Lenses

Flying will likely dry your contacts and cause irritation. Take some eye drops or seek an alternative like glasses.

Confirm Eye DropsEye Drops

Double check you really have eye drops and not something else that may damage your eyes (like ear drops), especially if you obtained them in a country that does not speak your language.

Eye Drop ExpiryEye Drops

Check the expiry date, especially if previously opened as they may no longer work, or worse, may contain bacteria and cause you harm. Snap off lid eye drops are normally single use.

Packing Items

Item TypeSelect
Safety Goggles

Used to protect your eyes from harm when performing potentially dangerous tasks.

Glasses (Reading)

Full or half lenses glasses useful for when you have trouble seeing at short distances. "Read-made" versions are available, although it is a good idea to get a "Custom-made" pair.

Contact Lenses (Disposable)

Contact lenses you can use for a day and then dispose.


Not just to look cool, but sunglasses can protect your eyes damage by the sun, reduce glare and polarized lenses allow you to see better through water.

Eyewear Retainer

Often a cord, strap, chain, lanyard etc, used to stop your eyewear from falling and being lost or damaged.

Contact Lenses

Used to temporarily correct eyesight, as a fashion accessory, or to protect and heal an eye. Comes in disposable or re-usable versions.

Swimming Goggles

Eyewear that protects your eyes from anything in the water that can help you see better underwater. Prescription versions are available.

Eye Mask

An eye mask (blindfold) can be used to help you sleep without being distracted if it fits well and blocks your sight.

Glasses (Prescription)

Glasses prescribed to help you see better after a professional eye examination.

Microfiber Cloth

Useful for wiping glasses or computer screens, etc to keep them clean.

Glasses Case

Protective case to store glasses when they are not in use.

Eye Prescription Details

Having your eye prescription details with you is useful if you need to replace your glasses or contact lenses if they are lost, broken, etc. You could even store it digitally by taking a picture on your phone or storing it in an app like OneNote.

Contact Lens Case

A container to store contact lenses when not in use.

Eye Drops

There are different types help with dryness, allergies, anti-redness etc. Find out which type you need.

Contact Lens Solution

Normally a saline rinsing or a disinfecting liquid used for contact lens care.

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