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A large percentage of people wear some sort of eyewear, from glasses to contacts they have become a very necessary part of our everyday lives. When you travel, do you give much thought to how you are caring for your second set of eyes?

Most people don’t. While glasses are a huge part of being able to function in everyday situations, they can easily become the last thing that we think about when we go on a trip.

At VisionFirst, we have come up with some ideas for ensuring that your glasses stay in tip-top shape, even when you travel!

Invest in a case.

Using a case is a pivotal component to keeping your glasses well protected. There are lots of styles to choose from. Regardless of the style you choose there are some key factors to keep in mind.

The case shouldn’t be too large for the frames, if the case is too large the glasses can slide around and potentially get damaged in transit.

On the flip side, the case shouldn’t be too snug, especially if you find yourself trying to force the case closed.

Get a cloth.

If you are anything like the majority of the population when your glasses need to be cleaned the first thing that you reach for is the nearest shirt-tail. The issue with this method is that the material isn’t well suited for cleaning lenses. Dreaded scratches can be the result of using the wrong type of cloth.

Dedicated cleaning cloths are available for purchase just about anywhere and are inexpensive.

Bring your old glasses.

Say what?! We know that the last thing that you want to do is wear your old pair of glasses with ill-fitting frames that have seen better days.

Here is the rationale though, stuff happens, especially on vacation when folks tend to be more adventurous. The last thing that you want to have happen is your glasses flying off your face on a roller coaster and your left to deal with fuzzy vision for the rest of the trip. Should something unexpected happen, your old glasses are better than no glasses!

What will you be doing?

Think about the activities you’ll be doing, then pack accordingly. Do you need your sunglasses, your readers and your regular glasses? Do you have cases for each?

If you occasionally wear contacts you may want to bring those as well. Traveling is a “you never know scenario”.

Don’t forget your prescription, just in case you had to replace a pair of glasses on the fly, pardon the pun.

Eye drops, riding in planes and cars dehydrates you.

If you are heading out on an adventure soon and need a new pair of glasses, or maybe even sunglasses, you can make an appointment online with the VisionFirst Eyecare most convenient for you.