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contact lenses

16 Sep 2009 Emily said

this might sound like an odd question but im doin the grand explorer starting auckland on 6 dec and I wear contact lenses<BR><BR>what i was wondering is that I need a decent mirror/sink each night and morning to take them out and put them back in<BR><BR>do we have these facilities available each night?<BR><BR>also im flying direct from sydney, and i need to carry some of the saline solution on the plane with me, does anyone know the rules for carrying liquids onboard? <BR><BR>Thanx
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  • 16 Sep 2009 ShezL said


    I wear contact lenses at times and have never really needed a good mirror/sink to clean them… but I would imagine there would be one at every night stop.

    As for saline solution on planes…. that’s a damn good question… Do you have glasses to wear on the plane instead? I would be more likely to wear glasses and leave the saline under the plane. Or just take the lens’ case with some clean solution in on the plane?

  • 17 Sep 2009 ptooma said


    Traveling from Australia, saline solution is exempt from liquid limits you are allowed to carry. I’d bring a small contact solution bottle on the plane (3-4 fl ounces or ~100mL). Even better if it’s factory sealed. Airport security won’t hassle you.
    See restrictions: http://travelsecure.infrastruc…lags/exemptions.aspx

    There is a mirror & sink at each location.

    Bring your glasses – your eyes may get tired/irritated having contacts on all the time.

    See rooms pics:…28105522/m/845104624


  • 30 Oct 2009 aussie liz said


    i didnt wear mine at all, mainly on the fact that I had the flu for most of the trip, and they say not to wear contacts while you got sniffles even, increases your risk of getting infections…

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