Festival season; don’t leave your lenses off your packing list

If you’ve already bought your Glasto tickets and you plan to hit the festival scene this summer, you may have already thought about the camping essentials, the food and drink you’ll be taking and that perfect festival outfit. However, it’s easy to forget about your lenses. It can be tricky to keep up hygiene levels when camping but there are some simple things you can do to protect your eye health if you are embarking on outdoor living:

  • Always wash your hands before you put your contact lenses in your eyes
  • Use the contact lens solutions that are recommended – never use tap water, the wrong solution, or lick them
  • If you wear re-usable contact lenses, make sure you clean and disinfect them with the recommended contact lens solution between uses and clean them thoroughly if they drop on the floor
  • If you have difficulty keeping your contact lens care routine whilst camping, consider wearing your spectacles instead or even trying daily disposable contact lenses for holidays so that you don’t have to worry about contact lens solutions whilst you are away.