I wear contact lenses that last a month before I need to throw them out yet every night I need to clean them in a solution.
I am planning a 2 month backpacking trip in SE Asia and was wonderring if someone with contact lense experience could help me:
Another type of contact lenses are ones that you dispose of everyday, therefore no need to carry around a solution that might spill in the backpack and no need to sit and clean them evernight.. especially while tracking.
If a contact lense wearer could help me out it'd be greatly appreciated.
#1 amitos has been a member since 2/8/2006. Posts: 4
You can buy disposable contact lenses at more optomotrists in Thailand, though I'm not sure about the other countries - perhaps stock up while in Thailand
#2 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,644
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I just returned from 6 weeks in Thailand/Laos and am a contact lense wearer. I considered buying the daily disposables, but decided against it as it was nearly twice the price of my 2-weekers. I had no problems at all while away and do not anticipate you will either.
1) Buy the "no-rub" contact solution so that you don't need to do any of the cleaning
2) If you are planning a 2 month trip with 1 month contacts, take 3-4 pairs just in case (so 1-2 extra pairs beyond what you will for sure require)
3) Put your contact solution and contact case together in a ziplock bag to prevent spillage in your backpack
4) Carry around your glasses in a hard case inside your day bag just in case
If budget isn't an issue, you can always go with the daily contacts, as you suggested above.
Hope this helps.
#3 scudder3 has been a member since 20/2/2006. Posts: 6
Thanks Scudder, appriciate your info.
#4 amitos has been a member since 2/8/2006. Posts: 4
I am a contact lense wearer, I spent 3 months in SE Asia and did not have any problems, I took 4 pairs of monthly disposable lenses. I considered buying daily disposables, but in reality they would take lots of space up, although they don't weigh much & will reduce as time passes. In the end I took a few pairs of daily disposables for long journeys or in case I was stuck somewhere, where I couldn't take out my monthly disposable lenses.
You should be fine, if you run out of supplies you should find them in Thailand.
Thanks Laura. I think your idea of taking a couple of daily pairs is great. I'll definatly take that into consideration.
#6 amitos has been a member since 2/8/2006. Posts: 4