Vacation Travel Eyecare Accessories

Vacation Travelers are a big market and eyecare professionals can promote eyecare and accessories for those who get to go on vacation. What travelers need to take you can promote and sell: 2nd pair of  eyeglasses and sunglasses, cleaning cloths, eyeglass repair kits, small magnifing glasses, eyeglass retainers, flashlight, extra contact lenses and cases. I will also tell you, I have much of the below products in my car as well and I don’t even drive that much! What I can tell you, is buying things like readers on vacation, cuts into budges and is very inconvenient.

How To Promote

Get a clear plastic picture frame and put up a sign ‘Vacation Travel Musts’-Don’t Leave Home Without It’  and group some of above in a little area. Should only take up about a 12×12 inch section. Pull together a selection of the following, put together as a package program with signage.

Where To Get

  • Astucci– Cases, contact Lens cases, microfiber cloth

Astucci AS90A Ultra Slim Clip-On Case. Great for readers and the leash allows the user to attach to the inside of a purse or backpack

  • Hilco- Lens cloths, readers, cleaners, eyeglass retainers, screwdrivers, magnifiers, sunclips
  • Nanofilm- AntiFog lens cleaners which are great for cleaning computer screens as well.
  • Rons Optical- Contact Lens cases, magnifiers, eyeglass holders, repair kits
  • Live Eyewear- Over RX eyewear, Cocoons -great to take along as an extra pair of sunglasses.
  • Jonathan Paul– Fitovers and duality eyewear, great for sunglasses
  • SwitchVision– Interchangeable lenses, is one pair of glasses with many types of lenses, so the wearer is always prepared for any weather conditions.
  • Wiley X- For extreme adventure Travel

For those who are are going on a trip the below is a list of recommendations from Travel Experts:

  1. Extra medications in case your flight is delayed (Medications must be in original bottles, not replacement bottles or plastic zipper bags.) For Carry on.
  2. A list of your medications,
  3. Travel-size toiletries in 7.5″ x 8″ plastic zipper bag (3-ounce bottles or smaller) for carry on.
  4. Travel clothesline- I carry dental floss and clothes pins not the clothesline, extra long shoestrings work just a well.
  5. Toilet paper- a definite must for those times you may be sitting on the tarmac for hours. ( I take 2-3 depending on how long I will be gone and what country)
  6. Travel-pack tissues- I actually carry handi-wipes which is what they use for babies, no tissues, TP works just as well.
  7. Band-aids-

    Hilco’s Contact Lens Organizers for easy location and safety

  8. Hand Sanitizer- I take on vacations only.
  9. Mints and gum. Altoids are the best! And I carry on toothbrush and toothpaste.
  10. Change of underwear- I always carry on no matter how long I am gone, so not an issue.
  11. Adapter(s)  stuff you may need for ipods, cellphone and laptops, cameras. hearing aids.
  12. Extra batteries for hearing aids, flashlights etc..
  13. Small pad for notes, pens, pencils, paper clips, rubber bands – are in my rolling desk.
  14. Business cards or address labels.
  15. Copy of your eyeglasses or contact lens prescription, passport, travel info and copy of credit cards (hidden away in luggage. I have been ripped off before and to have all this information has saved me major headaches. I could write a book on this alone! You should have been there in my last adventure- Peruvian Standoff in Trujillo, Peru, with me, the police, the taxi-driver, the D.A. the neighbors and the bandits holed up in a house and nobody spoke English! Also ripped off in Bali, where we lost (actually my boyfriend) lost our tickets!
  16. Eyeglass repair kit (The kind with the mini screwdriver and screws.)
  17. Duct Tape- is great for ripped clothing, luggage and more.
  18. Plastic Bags, I actually put everything in plastic bags, have a few reusable bags for dirty laundry.
  19. Safety pins, needle and thread and button
  20. Plastic magnifying glass
  21. Eyeglass retainers or leashes, I actually travel with 3 sets.
  22. Deck of cards- I travel with 2 decks of cards when going on vacation.
  23. Books, Travel guide, crossword puzzle or sudoku.

Rons Optical, Vizini- Save the hassle of always carrying a hat, fold and stow!

Eye Bogglers

  • In 2008, the most recent year for which expenditures data are available, U.S. households spent, on average, a total of $1,415 on transportation, lodging, food and beverage, entertainment, and gifts while on vacation and pleasure trips—representing 3 percent of total household expenditures. The largest travel expense was for transportation, which represented 44 percent of the total amount spent. Households spent the least amount on the most discretionary travel-related expense, entertainment, which represented 10 percent of all travel-related expenses
  • In 2008, households in which the head of household is 55- to 64-years-old spent, on average, more on travel than did households in other age groups. The older the age group, the more households spent on travel—with the exception of those households with head aged 65 years and older.

Rons Optical- Cleaning solution packages, with repair kits, cleaner and microfiber cloth

 

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