Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring a Second Pair of Glasses

reader-travel-tip2Bring a Second Pair of Glasses
Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mahomed M., who says:

“Always try to carry a second set of eye glasses. I normally carry an old pair, if the prescription has not changed that much. In case my regular pair breaks or should get lost, I have a backup pair to use until I get back home. To get a replacement pair of glasses could be difficult and expensive depending on where you are.”

A great tip! In fact, when I travel with my dad, I sometimes bring five extra pairs! LOL. Thanks, Mahomed!



Tried this tip? Let me know in the comments!
Have your own tip? Email it to [email protected]!
Want to see more tips? Click here for all 713!

Want even more travel tips? Subscribe to the Daily Travel Tip newsletter! All you have to do is sign up for the weekly newsletter by filling in your email address and checking the Daily Travel Tip box in the .

If you already subscribe to the newsletter, fill in your email and check the Daily Travel Tip box in the same  and you’ll receive an email with a link to update your preferences. On that page, just click the Daily Travel Tip box and Update Profile and you’ll have Johnny’s best tips, straight to your inbox each day. And don’t worry—it’s easier than it sounds!


The comments on this page are not provided, reviewed, or otherwise approved by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser's responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Rate this post

About the Author

I used to be afraid to fly and at times even leave the house! I conquered my fear (long story) and now I travel to 20+ countries a year sharing my firsthand knowledge, tips and deals with friends, family and readers. Please sign up to our free newsletters and tell your friends!

4 Comments on "Reader Travel Tip of the Day: Bring a Second Pair of Glasses"

  1. Not only bring an extra pair of glasses but extra lens.

  2. Yes, this is exactly what I do – take my old pair of prescription glasses. Also, I asked my eye doctor what the equivalent of OTC reading glassed would be since I did not have time to get my new prescription before heading out on a long trip. He gave me a great starting point as what strength to consider. OTC Reading Glasses are easy to find and usually very inexpensive.

  3. Virginia Pndr | July 1, 2016 at 12:04 pm | Reply

    My sister could have used this tip a few years ago. She went to Atlantis with daughter and grand son, and lost her glasses! I wouldn’t do well at all without mine, that’s for sure.

  4. In some European countries, such as Spain, it is a legal requirement to have a spare pair of prescription glasses in the car when driving; failure to do so I believe carries legal penalties.

Leave a comment