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How to Camp With Contact Lenses This Spring

Are you a contact lens wearer who loves the great outdoors? Are you hoping to go camping this season? Before you pitch your tent, let’s review how to camp with contact lenses this spring to help make things a little easier on your eyes! 

From dealing with dirt and dust to limited access to clean water, there are a few extra steps you’ll need to take to ensure a comfortable and safe camping experience with contact lenses.

Pack wisely. 

When packing for a camping trip, bring all the essentials for your contact lenses. This includes extra lenses, a spare set of glasses, a no-rub contact solution, and a contact lens case. Bring a small mirror, hand sanitizer and a microfiber cleaning cloth to help keep your eyeglasses clean. 

Practice good hygiene.

Maintaining good hygiene is key when camping with contact lenses. Before touching your lenses, make sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Avoid touching your lenses with dirty hands or using water that may be contaminated. If you’re unable to wash your hands, use hand sanitizer instead.

Again, opt for a no-rub contact solution when you’re camping. This way, you don’t have to rub the lenses to clean them. You just have to rinse them, which helps reduce the risk of bacteria getting onto them.

Keep your lenses clean.

While camping, it’s important to keep your contact lenses clean to prevent any eye infections. Make sure to clean your lenses daily with fresh contact lens solution. Avoid using water from lakes or streams to clean your lenses, as it may contain harmful bacteria.

Store them properly. 

It’s perfectly fine to wear reusable contacts during your camping trip. Just make sure you store your contact lenses inside a case with screw-on lids. These cases are more durable than others. What’s more, the screw-on lids are watertight when sealed correctly, which helps prevent dirt and bacteria from coming into contact with your eyewear. 

Protect your eyes.

Next up on how to camp with contact lenses this spring, your eyes may be exposed to more dust, pollen, and UV rays than usual. Wear sunglasses that offer UV protection to protect your eyes. 

Stay hydrated.

Proper hydration is essential for maintaining good eye health. Drinking plenty of fluids helps the body produce tears to naturally lubricate the eyes. You can also bring along rewetting eye drops to help with dry eyes. 


Now that we’ve shared how to camp with contact lenses this spring, it’s time to start planning your next outdoor adventure. But make sure you have all the proper supplies, most of which you can find at your local Mississippi Eye Care clinic, including stylish sunglasses! For more eye care tips and other vision health news, continue reading our blogs.