Heading: The Importance of Eye Care When Visiting High Altitudes

Are you planning on visiting high altitudes this summer? If so, you may want to reconsider using contact lenses. I know that contact lenses are the perfect choice for many people who want to enjoy crystal-clear vision without wearing bulky glasses. However, when it comes to high-altitude experiences, there are a few things that you should know.

Heading: What happens to your eyes at high altitudes?

When you visit high altitudes, the air pressure drops and the air becomes thin. As a result, less oxygen is available for your body to function normally, leading to several health problems. One of which is also drying and stress on your eyes. When you wear contact lenses, they can dry out easily, leading to an uncomfortable feeling in your eyes. Your eyes will become dry because of the lack of moisture, and the lenses can become stuck onto your eyes, leading to discomfort and itching.

Heading: Why should you care about your eyes?

Your eyes work hard throughout the day, and it is important to look after them. Using contact lenses at high altitudes may cause eye swelling, blurred vision, and a host of other problems. It’s important to understand that eyes can be very sensitive, and wearing contact lenses in a high altitude environment, may cause a lot of discomfort. Therefore, if you want to enjoy your trip and experience good eye-health, it’s best to avoid contact lenses.

Heading: What are the alternatives?

If you want to avoid wearing contact lenses in high-altitude environments, you can try other options for clear vision. Prescription sunglasses, for example, can help protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun and help you see clearly. Alternatively, you can consider providing your eyes with regular breaks, and simply removing your glasses if you are feeling any discomfort.

Heading: Final Thoughts

It’s important to protect your eyes and overall health when visiting high altitudes. Contact lenses can be a great solution for clear vision, but may not be the best choice for everyone, especially in such an environment. Be sure to consult with your eye doctor before travelling to high altitudes and discuss the best solution of vision correction for your trip. Have a safe and fun trip! Remembering the potential risks to your eyes while travelling at high altitudes is crucial. Contact lenses can cause discomfort in dry and thin air, but luckily there are plenty of alternatives to explore. From prescription sunglasses to taking regular breaks, make sure to protect your eyes and have a comfortable journey. Don’t forget to consult with your eye doctor before travelling to high altitudes, and have a safe and enjoyable trip!

“What are some tips for safely using contact lenses while hiking in high altitude areas?”

1. Carry extra lens solution: High altitude areas often have dry air, which can dry out your contact lenses quickly. Keeping extra lens solution with you can help keep your lenses moisturized.

2. Wear sunglasses: Wearing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the strong UV rays at high altitudes. They can also help prevent dust and debris from entering your eyes, which can irritate your lenses.

3. Keep your hands clean: Make sure to clean your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses. High altitude areas can harbor bacteria and germs that can cause infections or irritate your eyes.

4. Stay hydrated: High altitude areas can cause dehydration, which can affect your eyes and lenses. Remember to drink plenty of water to keep your body and eyes hydrated.

5. Remove your lenses at night: Sleeping in your contact lenses can cause dry eye and irritation. It’s important to remove your lenses at night to give your eyes a chance to breathe and rest.

6. Keep your lenses clean: Regularly cleaning your lenses can prevent infection and maintain their clarity. Use a quality lens solution and never reuse the solution in your lens case.

7. Bring backups: It’s always a good idea to have a backup pair of glasses or lenses with you while hiking in case of any emergency situations.