GPC Opticians in Stevenage – Holiday Tips to keep your Eyes Healthy

Monday July 31, 2017

Holiday Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy!

Summer is finally here and you know what that means – family holidays and fun trips

Just like you, we are really excited by the summer holidays. But we also want to make sure that when you leave on holiday, you continue practicing the good habits that keep your eyes healthy! Follow these tips to protect your eyes, even while traveling.

Schedule an Eye Exam Before the Holiday

You’ve bought airline tickets, booked a hotel, and planned your itinerary–your holiday is planned! But is your eye exam? If you are someone who requires glasses, then you know that a holiday would not be nearly as enjoyable and fun if you couldn’t see clearly! If your prescription has expired or you’re due for an eye exam, you should schedule it before your trip. Prescriptions can change without you even noticing, so it’s important make sure it’s up-to-date before leaving home.

With a current prescription, you’ll be able to get glasses or contacts in case of an emergency. And, of course, you’ll be able to take in all the new sights and attractions on vacation with clear, crisp vision!

Remember Your Eyes When Packing

Whether you wear glasses or contacts, always pack a spare pair of specs. An extra pair will come in handy if your eyes need a break from contacts or you happen to lose or break your glasses.

If you prefer contact lenses, always take a backup pair, especially if you’re traveling to a place where it may be difficult to find a replacement.

Quick tip: Take a photo of your prescription on your smartphone! That way, even if you lose your luggage or something happens, you’ll be able to get the eyewear that you need to have fun and enjoy yourself. Are you flying to your holiday destination? Make sure to pack artificial tears or rewetting drops. Look for ones which are preservative free. Cabin pressure and low air conditioning on airplanes can cause dry, irritated eyes. If you’re flying for several hours, those eye drops will come in handy.


Call GPC Opticians in Stevenage on 01438 364 168 for an eye examination appointment today.

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We’re a family-run independent practice in the heart of Stevenage Town Centre, providing our patients with the highest quality eye care and eyewear in the area. We pride ourselves on offering one of the most comprehensive eye tests in Hertfordshire, in addition to stocking a huge range of designer frames from an array of internationally sought-after designers such as Tom Ford, Tiffany, Boss and Ray-ban. Learn more