It is usually recommended that when flying, you remove your contact lenses, especially if you are on a long-haul flight. Not only will the dry air inside the cabin dry your eyes out, but you may also even want to take a nap. Unless prescribed extended wear lenses, you will have to remove your contacts before you fall asleep.
If you decide to wear contact lenses on the plane, bring some rewetting drops with you to help relieve dry eyes. It is also advised you drink plenty of water to keep as hydrated as possible.
Opting for contact lenses which are designed to retain moisture more easily are also recommended. Acuvue Oasys lenses, created by Johnson & Johnson, use silicone hydrogel technology to prevent your eyes from drying out. These two weekly lenses are suitable for extended wear if recommended by your optician. Extended wear lenses give you the option to sleep with them in on a long-haul flight.
Our comfi Pure 1 Day contact lenses are also made from a silicone hydrogel material and are a great choice of daily disposable contact lenses for travelling in.
If you're travelling in contact lenses, it is best to choose a lens that retains moisture more easily. Our contact lenses for dry eyes will certainly do this.