Road trips can be a lot of fun whether you enjoy them with friends and family members or make it a solo adventure. However, if you wear glasses then you’ll likely have noticed that road trips can occasionally get a little frustrating or difficult to cope with. Even if you’ve not experienced any issues yet, you’d be surprised at how an RV holiday can be ruined by simply not being prepared with your glasses, so here are a couple of tips to help you plan ahead.
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Keep a repair kit handy
Make sure you have a simple glasses repair kit handy. This usually consists of a small set of screwdrivers so help you tighten various parts of your glasses and some cleaning wipes for your lenses.
Always carry an extra pair of glasses
You’ll want to always carry an extra pair of glasses so that if your current pair is damaged or lost, you’ll still be able to continue driving. You can choose here if you know your prescription. Buying online tends to be a lot cheaper and you’ll have more choices to pick from, making it a much better choice than a buying a replacement pair in a store or from your optometrist.
Carry a hard case for your glasses
A quality hard case will help protect your glasses when your car gets bumpy from terrain or if you accidentally drop the case somehow. These are relatively inexpensive and will give you peace of mind when you store your glasses away.
Keep your windshield clean
If you have trouble seeing at night with your glasses then it may be because of glare from headlights and streetlights in the dark. Make sure your windshield is clean so this doesn’t happen and make sure your glasses are also clean. Carrying some cleaning wipes in your car is never a bad idea!
Consider carrying some contact lenses
Alternatively, you may want to bring a couple of pairs of disposable contact lenses if you’re accustomed to wearing them. They might be a lot more convenient than glasses in certain situations and you might also prefer to wear them when you’re adventuring because it’s one less thing to worry about. Disposable contacts are also a great backup to glasses in the event you lose or damage them.
If it’s sunny, use prescription sunglasses
Lastly, make sure you’re using prescription sunglasses if you ever decide to venture out in the sun. It’s incredibly important to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays and it also makes driving a bit easier if you can shield yourself from the glare of the sun. Prescription sunglasses can also be incredibly comfortable and will also provide the same vision benefits as a regular pair of glasses.
Road trips are incredibly fun, but it’s a good idea to keep these tips in mind if you wear glasses. It’ll help you enjoy your time outdoors and it’ll make things a lot more convenient in the long run.