It is holiday season again! Many of us will be heading to the mountains, traveling to see friends and family, or taking a nice vacation to a warm place. The last thing anyone wants is a vacation or trip ruined by a painful eye infection, or irritated dry eyes. When you’re on vacation, protecting your eye health is just as important as it is when you’re at home. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to take care of your eyes and vision, no matter where your travels may take you.
If there’s one thing to not leave home without, it’s a trusty pair of sunglasses. Protection from harmful UV rays is a major priority when planning for fun in the sun. UVB rays are most responsible for causing eye damage, including cataracts. Sunglasses are the perfect accessory to keep your eyes comfortable on sunny and overcast days. It’s important to choose sunglasses that block 100% of UVA and UVB rays.
Combining sunglasses with a hat offers even more protection. Hats with wide brims are also great for protecting your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Other good choices include baseball caps, beach hats, and bucket hats among others.
When traveling you may need to adapt to different climates. Sun and wind can dry out your eyes, leaving them red, sore, and irritated. Even air planes have drier air than your eyes might be used to. Use a preservative-free lubricating eye drop that is designed to fight the sensation of dryness, discomfort, and irritation of eyes due to contact lens wear, prolonged exposure to computer/LED screens, air-conditioning, dust, pollution, smoke, and sunlight. It will gently moisturize the surface of your eyes, allowing them to feel hydrated and rejuvenated.
Flying can dehydrate skin and decreases blood flow to the skin's surface. Since the skin around the eye is extremely thin, it's the first place to show signs of stress and fatigue, like puffiness brought on by cabin pressure or dark circles from lack of sleep. An Under Eye Gel Serum containing an advanced vitamin complex, anti-aging Nano molecules, antioxidants, and naturally occurring ultra-moisturizing ingredients can work like magic. It will not just reduce dark circles and puffy eyes but also aid in firming, smoothening, and brightening the skin around your eyes.
Eat eye-healthy foods rich in certain vitamins and minerals, such as legumes, nuts, citrus fruits, eggs, carrots, leafy veggies, and sweet potatoes. Also, remember to drink enough water to keep your eyes properly hydrated throughout the trip.