Make sure you pack a contact lens case for your next campaign trip, to avoid being left stranded without your visual aids.
If you really can’t stand wearing glasses, or need to wear contact lenses so you can show of your snazzy new sunglasses this summer, then make sure you are properly equipped for next camping trip with a contact lens case.
There has recently been a rise in the number of contact lens wearers presenting to doctors with Acanthamoeba keratitis eye infections, which are a result of not cleaning your contact lenses properly. Moorfields Eye Hospital launched a campaign to make people more aware of this a couple of years ago, and laid out some tips for avoiding it.
It is particularly important you adhere to these tips when camping as you are away from your normal conditions and options to clean them may be limited.
Make sure you are using your contact lenses appropriately, and not swimming with contacts in for example. You may also want to make sure you don’t have them in while you are in the campsite showers as that can also lead to infections.
Bring along your normal supplies but make sure you can clean your hands with soap and water. If this isn’t possible, then don’t use your contacts.
Wear glasses if necessary. You may need to bring along an old pair just in case you lose your contacts, or you aren’t sure if you can keep them sufficiently clean.