Contact Lenses in hot countries?

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Mellanie
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Sorry if this is in the wrong thread......

But basically I'm going to be going travelling through Asia this summer so I was wondering if I need to take any special precautions with my contact lenses in say countries like India or Thailand, in terms of storage etc?
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Just make sure you keep your pots and solution sterile and in a cool place.
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Hey just did a google there now for you and it said that as long as you store them in a sealed tight container so they aren't liable for infection you will be 100% safe!
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I went to Guyana last summer and the place is hot. Becuase of the heat I was near the fan and I think something went in my eye or w/e. This my left eye got "jelly-ish". I was totally freaked out. I took my contacts off and closed my eyes. Everything was fine afterwards. What I noticed was that my eyes got dry really quick. So make sure you have your solution, contacts case and glasses nearby if anything happens.
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There is a possibility of infections with contact lenses in third world countries. Best to go for daily contact lenses then you don't have to worry about carrying the solution, etc around.
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this may be going slightly off topic, and i don't know about hot countries in general but humid places are really good for your eyes if you're wearing contacts. my eyes were so much more comfortable in florida than they've ever been here.
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I hate always stating the obvious - Acuvue moist.
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Take some of that alcohol gel with you (you can get it in Superdrug and camping stores) so you know that your hands are clean before you start poking your fingers in your eyes. If I were in your position, I'd take daily lenses but whole summer's supply could be impractical.
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i wear my monthly tinted contacts as normal when i'm in africa,like when i'm in britain. no difference. just have your usual stuff with you - solution and case and glasses (in case you have an accident or something).
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I've been living in Singapore for as long as I've been wearing contacts, and I've had no troubles whatsoever with my contacts (except for something that was preexisting). In fact, hot, humid climates are probably the best for wearing contacts. Just take care what water you use to wash your hands, as tap water in India and Thailand is not safe to drink if you haven't grown up drinking it, so there's probably a higher risk of infection (still, it's probably quite small, unless your immune system isn't very strong).
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i'm just starting to wear contacts in singapore. and i have no problem at all. i think humid weather is gd for wearing contacts, that way ur eyes probably wont get dry so easily... i dunno. lol.
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I notice with mine that when i'm in hot/very dry places, my contacts get really uncomfortable, so i use eye drops for contact lenses which you can buy from boots, there's a few brands that do them.
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I've always worn contacts every time I;ve been to India and I've never had a problem
But yes, just make sure your hands are clean; there's a lotta dust around which can irritate your eyes.
And yeah, the cleansing hand-gel idea is a damn good one!
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(Original post by Muskaan shah)
if you have the re-usable lenses then make sure you carry around your glasses(in case lenses rips) solution and the box for it. Make sure when you put it in your eyes, your hands must be clean to avoid infection. Any type of weather will not affect your eyes or contact lenses. But daily lenses is more likely to be more comfortable and easy to wear in hot humid climate weather
the thread was from TWO THOUSAND AND SEVEN THATS 10 YRS, A DECADE AGO THO :gasp:
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