As a woman, packing to travel is tricky as it is. How many dresses do I take? Should I pack tennis shoes just in case? I obviously need coordinating shoes, clutches and accessories for every outfit.
But what about your eyeglasses? You wouldn’t wear the same shoes every day, why would you wear the same eyeglasses with every outfit?
The truth is your eyeglasses will probably be the easiest accessory you have to decide on. However, traveling with them can get a little tricky, so here are a few tips.
1) Carry Your Eyeglasses with You
We’re not trying to imply shoes and clothes aren’t expensive, but the perfect pair of D&G® cat-eye glasses are pretty much priceless. Think of all the hard work and effort you put into finding that perfect pair that combines drama with style. And even though you got those eyeglasses at bargain price, they’re still valued at a high price. You don’t want to risk losing that, do you?
Also, checked luggage gets handled much differently than checked bags. Between getting thrown on and off the conveyer belts, things shift and sometimes get damaged. And unfortunately, lost luggage is also a frequent occurrence. Don’t risk your favorite fashion specs. Try your best to carry on your favorite pairs.
2) Use Your Case
Use a hard case to transport your eyeglasses. Keep your eyeglasses in this case any time you’re not using them to keep them protected from physical harm and any environmental damage. Try to avoid wearing your eyeglasses as a headband. It’s hard and we’ve all done it, but it will stretch out your beloved specs.
Wearing them on your shirt is also something we’re all guilty of, but should not do. Hunch down to get into your seat or reach down for your bag under your seat, and your eyeglasses can slide right off, making them susceptible to being stepped on or misplaced.
3) Pack Lens Cleaner
Even with being in the case, your eyeglasses are bound to get a little dirty. Don’t get caught with no eyeglass cleaning options. Never wipe your lenses with paper towels or your clothes. Bits of dirt and debris can scratch and even damage any coating on your lenses. Instead throw a microfiber lens cloth in your case. Household cleaners can literally strip the coating chemicals off your lenses, so only use warm water or cleaner dispensed to you by your local optometrist.
Traveling is stressful. Worrying about your eyeglass collection shouldn’t be. Travel safe and rest assured your designer eyeglasses are safe and sound and ready to wear.