Camping and Contact Lenses: Tips and Recommendations

Camping and Contact Lenses: Tips and Recommendations


Camping is all about getting back to nature, slowing down and relaxing by yourself or with family and friends. It’s an opportunity to take stock, chill out and breathe. All this peace and quiet comes only after quite a lot of hard work and planning, especially if you wear contact lenses. Because prepared campers are happy campers. 

man and woman camping with contact lenses

So, as a contact lens wearer, let’s consider the logistics before you set off on your al fresco adventure. Ensuring you have comfortable and reliable contact lenses is crucial for enjoying your outdoor activities to the fullest. There are other considerations that will affect what you pack, too. Will there be hot, running water to wash your hands? How many pairs of lenses should you pack? What about a mirror for easy insertion? 

At Daysoft, we’re renowned for providing high-quality daily disposable contact lenses. We’re here to make your camping experience smooth and hassle free. The following guide is packed with essential tips and insights to help you make the most of camping and contact lenses.

Why choose contact lenses over glasses for camping?

When it comes to camping, contact lenses offer several advantages over glasses. Here are a few reasons why daily disposable contact lenses make for the happiest of campers:

Free and easy

In the great outdoors, you’ll probably be hiking, swimming or climbing. You may be near the coast – if so, read Wearing Contact Lenses At The Beach. Wearing daily disposable contact lenses affords you a greater range of movement without worrying about your glasses slipping or falling off while you’re having fun.

Take it all in 

Unlike glasses, contact lenses offer an unobstructed field of vision, which is crucial when navigating trails or keeping an eye out for wildlife.

In the clear 

Ever had to stop what you’re doing to wipe down steamed-up specs? Glasses can fog up due to temperature changes, humidity, or exertion. At best, this can be frustrating and at worst, downright dangerous, if you’re navigating tricky terrain. Contact lenses eliminate this issue, ensuring clear vision at all times.

Six camping and contact lenses tips for outdoor enthusiasts

We’ve established that contact lenses have the edge over glasses when you’re enjoying your camping adventure. However, you will face some challenges. Here are some practical tips and solutions to ensure a memorable experience.

Maintain good hygiene

Proper hygiene is crucial when wearing contact lenses outdoors. Clean hands prevent the transfer of germs and bacteria, reducing the risk of serious eye infections. But what if you’re camping and there’s no running water? Here’s how to keep your lenses clean and safe:

Wash your hands 

  • Always wash your hands with clean water and soap before handling your lenses. 
  • Ensure you dry your hands thoroughly with a small towel used only for this purpose. 
  • Use a hand sanitiser if water is not available. Make sure the solution dries before inserting your lenses.

Use fresh lenses daily

daysoft lenses are designed for daily use, meaning you can start each day with a fresh, sterile pair. This minimises the risk of infection and ensures maximum comfort.

Tackle dust and pollen

Outdoor environments can expose you to dust and pollen, which may irritate your eyes. Here’s how to protect your eyes:

Wear sunglasses

Protect your eyes from dust and pollen by wearing sunglasses. They also offer UV protection, which is beneficial for your eye health. Read about UV Protection For Eyes.

Carry lubricating drops 

Keep your eyes moist and comfortable with lubricating drops. This is especially helpful if you encounter dry, windy conditions.

Look after dry eyes

Dry eyes can be a common issue when camping. Here are a few tips to keep your eyes hydrated:

Stay hydrated 

Drink plenty of water to keep your body and eyes hydrated.

Use moisturising lenses 

Daysoft SILK lenses are designed with moisture retention in mind, providing long-lasting comfort throughout the day.

friends camping with contact lenses

Camping and contact lenses: four essentials to pack

Like all good scouts, being prepared is key to a successful camping trip. Here are some essentials to pack:

1 Spare lenses

Bring extra pairs of daysoft lenses to ensure you’re covered for the duration of your trip. For instance, if your camping trip is planned for three days, pack at least an additional three days’ worth of daily lenses, so you’ll always have fresh, comfortable contact lenses available, no matter what happens during your adventure.

Need to increase your subscription to accommodate the extra lenses? No problem. With daysoft, you’re in control and can modify your subscription at any time.

2 Mirror

Depending on the type of camper you are, you may be going somewhere very basic with no access to a bathroom with mirrors. A small magnifying make-up mirror will help with insertion.

3 Clean water

The problem with camping is that a clean water source isn’t always readily available when you’re outdoors unless you bring your own. Ensure you dry your hands thoroughly with paper towels after.

4 Antibacterial wipes or hand sanitiser

If there’s no access to clean water or you run out, make sure you clean your hands with either of these and allow your hands to dry before you touch your contact lenses or your eyes.

Why choose daysoft for your camping adventures?

Easy to insert, breathable, hydrating and hygienic, daysoft lenses are ideal for camping and outdoor activities. Let’s go into more detail:

Easy to insert

Ideal for camping when you don’t have access to a bathroom, it’s easy to pop daysoft lenses in. Our innovative INPAC technology means each lens is perfectly placed to ‘scoop’ onto your finger for easy insertion every time.

Breathable and hydrating

Daysoft hydrogel lenses allow your eyes to breathe, reducing the risk of dryness and irritation. Designed to keep your eyes hydrated, Daysoft lenses provide lasting comfort. Read about Why Daysoft Are The Safest, Most Comfortable Option.


With a fresh pair every day, you minimise the risk of infection and enjoy the best vision quality possible.

Camping and contact lenses can go hand in hand, especially with the right preparation and choice of lenses. daysoft’s high-quality, daily disposable contact lenses are perfect for outdoor adventures, offering comfort, convenience, and reliability. Ready to enhance your camping experience? Try Daysoft lenses today and discover the difference for yourself. Your adventure awaits!


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