Have you ever been en route to a vacation in Rome, Italy, but your checked luggage—full of all your clothes and, more importantly, your contact solution—ended up in Rome, Ohio? Us too, and we can agree that being stranded without it is the worst. This type of mishap only needs to happen once before you become a carry-on-only type of flyer. But what about certain personal items like contact solution, which you absolutely need upon arrival but that aren’t really in the TSA-approved sizes?
For so long we’ve abided by the 3-1-1 rule and packed travel sizes of everything from contact solution to moisturizer, foundation, shampoo, and more. And we’ve dutifully pulled these items out for security screening, which always seems to take forever. Well, thanks to a newly amended policy from our friends at the TSA, you no longer have to worry about how you’re going to clean your contacts upon arrival.
Today, contact solution falls under the TSA’s definition of medical liquids, which means you can carry on more than the three-ounce maximum allowance for most other liquids. The best part? You don’t have to put the solution in a plastic baggie either! You just need to declare it to the agents at the checkpoint. So while we still need to limit the amount of body lotion we travel with, at least we can rest easy knowing we will never be stranded sans contact solution again.
Don’t forget to stock up on Bausch & Lomb Boston Advance Conditioning Contact Lens Solution ($9) before your next trip, and let us know how you carry your contact solution through airport security in the comments below!