Health Tip: Travel Suggestions For Your Eyes
(HealthDay News) -- Don't forget to think of your eyes while you're traveling, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.
Here are the academy's suggestions while you're on the road, either for business or pleasure:
Bring an extra pair of glasses and contact lenses.
If you have an emergency, do not put off seeing an eye specialist until you get home. Untreated issues such as infection can cause long-term damage.
Prepare for dry eyes on a plane with over-the-counter eye drops.
Never use water to clean contact lenses.
If you use prescription eye drops, travel with an extra, unopened bottle.
If you notice significant changes in your vision, see a doctor. Changes in vision can signal issues such as a retinal detachment, a hypertensive crisis, a stroke or out-of-control diabetes.