If you are traveling for necessity or fun, it is important to take along extra eyeglasses and contact lenses so you do not become stranded without your vision. Additionally, with a copy of an updated prescription with your doctor’s contact information you will be prepared in the event that you lose or damage your eyewear.
Anytime you travel, it is important to think ahead about how you will transport your corrective eyeglasses and contact lenses. Any trip can quickly turn into a disaster whenever your eyewear has become broken or lost. Nothing could be more disconcerting than having to navigate your way in an unknown city, a crowded airport or unfamiliar territory. Instead of putting yourself in a position where you cannot see anything in front of your face, these few tips can assure you that your trip will be comfortable, enjoyable, and viewable.
- As a sure guarantee, it is always important to bring along a backup pair of your eyeglasses. Even if they are old, and from a prescription you no longer use, you will at least have something you can use to make your way through an unfamiliar environment.
- Take along an effective cleaning solution. Traveling often creates smudged glasses.
- Always have a small eyeglass repair kit in your travel bag just in case your glasses require minimal adjusting. Additionally, make sure you have a few extra nose pads. They can be obtained at your local drugstore or at your eye doctor office.
- If you will be wearing contact lenses during your trip, bring along your eyeglasses anyway. Often times, sightseeing in a strange environment can produce allergies that make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable.
Your Contact Lenses
- It is important to always pack a few extra contact lenses along with the contact case.
- Never travel anywhere without your eyeglasses as a backup. If you experience an eye infection or other eye illness on your trip, it may be impossible to wear your contact lenses.
- Make sure to bring re-wetting solution for your contact lenses. You will find that traveling in airplanes and walking through airports tend to dry out your eyes, often making it nearly impossible to wear your contact lenses. By adding a few eye drops to your eye and contact lenses, each hour when traveling, can keep your eyes comfortable and moist.
Bring your doctor’s contact information along with you. Any type of eye inflammation or infection you experience on your travels might require additional medication that you can pick up at a pharmacy while out of town.
Finally, it is important to always have the latest contact lens and eyeglass prescription with you. This will allow you to purchase any additional lenses or eyeglasses as needed, in your travels.
Give the gift of fashion forward eyewear this year for Valentine’s Day. It may seem a little less romantic to give your special one a pair of eyeglasses but it’s equivalent to a day at the spa – it improves your look and your health!
Give Her a Piece of Jewelry She’ll Wear Everyday
Fashionable eye glasses are an essential accessory for every woman from the business-savvy professional to the runaround housewife. Valuvision has a huge selection of eyeglasses that come from all of the best designers across the world.
How to Get Her the Right Eye Frames
Giving the gift of sight is a bit tricky, especially if that special someone is going to be surprised! How to do it? Simple.
First, start by noting her existing prescription on a pad of paper when she isn’t looking. Look for a prescription note around the home that has the description she needs. Or, even better, bring something in if you know she won’t be looking for it for a couple hours.
Secondly, take note of her closet. What are her favorite designers? Mark them down or keep note of the style she normally goes for when she is going to work or play.
Third, come to one of our Valuvision locations to speak to a sales associate about the right style, brand, and prescription is needed.
She’ll love you for caring after her eyesight, and you’ll love how easy it was to pick a gift for her!
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Valuvision Eye Care in Jacksonville Florida is a locally owned and operated chain of vision centers. All of Valuvision’s optometrists and eye doctors are board certified and experienced in providing comprehensive eye exams and prescribing vision correction solutions.
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Valuvision Eyecare is a locally owned and operated chain of vision centers. Valuvision has served the Greater Jacksonville and Orange Park areas for almost 40 years. Whether your looking for eye exams, contact lenses, eyeglasses, designer frames, or sunglasses, Valuvision has it all at a vision center near you in Jacksonville Florida. This article is the third in a four part series on the types and function of eyeglasses.
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Valuvision Eye Care has been operating top quality vision centers in Jacksonville Florida for nearly 40 years. Valuvision optometrists and eye care professionals are standing by to serve all of your family’s eye care needs and get you the perfect pair of eyeglasses today.
In the next few weeks, we will be delving in to a 4 part series on Eye Glasses. I can feel the anticipation building already. The history of the spectacle will be covered including the precursors of modern day glasses, as well as their invention proper. Current innovations in construction of eyeglasses and their different uses in Read more »