Many times we hear patients talking about their travel schedules for work and pleasure. Many people wear glasses, but it isn’t something which is given a lot of thought or consideration when getting ready to travel. Yet if you should lose or break your glasses while traveling, it can ruin your trip.
Having a travel pair of glasses and sunglasses will help alleviate any situation that may arise from forgetting your glasses at home or leaving your prescription sunglasses in the car when you depart for your trip. You should always have an additional back up pair of glasses and a pair of prescription sunglasses, especially if you wear contact lenses. Have some backup contacts as well!
The quality of the lenses and frame is important, especially for traveling glasses because many times you may be on a business trip or meeting with clients. Glasses are often the first thing that is noticed when you meet a new client or business associate and having the right glasses can set the pace. In addition, computer glasses for traveling are important because we are always using our electronic devices. Computer glasses will help avoid neck pain and allow your eyes to work easier and decrease the chance for eye fatigue.
Always keep your travel glasses and sunglasses in a hard protected case and never check your glasses at the airport ticket counter. Many bags are lost or damaged which puts them at greater risk for them being lost. Instead, keep your travel glasses in your carry-on bag. Most airlines do not compensate for lost prescription eyewear in a checked bag. Even if you have insurance for these types of losses, you don’t want to go through all that hassle to keep you seeing properly.
To learn more about travel glasses and sunglasses, visit us at Eyewear Gallery.
Dr. Warren Johnson | Dr. Do Nguyen | Dr. Burt Bodan