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Which is the safest way to put on contacts on an airplane?

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Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Carefully...

To put on contacts while sitting on a plane, use the lavatory first to clean your hands properly.
Wait until the seat belt sign is off, since that usually indicates more stable flight which will allow you to handle the lenses with care. You should also have available rewetting drops, if possible, since many people find that their eyes get more dry while wearing contacts on a plane.

In brief: Carefully...

To put on contacts while sitting on a plane, use the lavatory first to clean your hands properly.
Wait until the seat belt sign is off, since that usually indicates more stable flight which will allow you to handle the lenses with care. You should also have available rewetting drops, if possible, since many people find that their eyes get more dry while wearing contacts on a plane.
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
Dr. Joseph Fishkin
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Not a problem

Airplane atmosphere is frequently drying so putting in a drop of lubricating fluid prior to inserting the lenses is reasonable.
Otherwise the technique is the same as one the ground.

In brief: Not a problem

Airplane atmosphere is frequently drying so putting in a drop of lubricating fluid prior to inserting the lenses is reasonable.
Otherwise the technique is the same as one the ground.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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