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Skier with Helmet and Goggles

Protecting Your Eyes from Snow Blindness

A Norwegian mountaineer successfully summited Mount Everest recently but soon after developed snow blindness and lost vision in both eyes. He was medevaced to safety. The same thing happened to a high climber from Ireland a few weeks earlier. The sun’s UV rays can harm your skin—and your eyes. If you want to avoid photokeratitis…

Over-The-Counter :: Medicine for Travelers

As travelers prepare to return to international travel, many will likely forget to pack their over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Many more will forget to check the international rules and regulations for common medicines easily obtained in their home countries—but possibly not allowed overseas. Trip-takers consistently list “forgetting to pack prescription and over-the-counter medicine” as one…