If you take eye drop medication on a regular basis, then you need an eye drop carrying case. These cases are used to store and protect your eye drops while you're on the go. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you can find one that is perfect for your needs.

In this blog post, we will discuss what eye drop carrying cases are used for, what the benefits are, and why some eye medications need refrigeration. We will also provide more information on the 4AllFamily medication cooler.

4AllFamily eye drop carrying cases to keep eye drops cool while traveling

Why Do Some Eye Drugs Need Refrigeration? 

Most liquid medication that we use is temperature sensitive and needs to be stored in a cool environment. This is especially true for eye drops, which can become less effective if they are exposed to heat or sunlight.

When you travel with your eye medication, it is important to keep it cool so that it does not lose its potency. An eye drop carrying case will help you do this by keeping your medication at a consistent temperature.

So to keep temperature-sensitive medication cool, be sure to use an eye drop carrying case!

Latanoprost is a perfect drug for glaucoma medication and it can be refrigerated, it is certified by the international glaucoma association.

List of Eye Drops That Need Refrigeration

Besides insulin, serums, vaccines, antitoxins, and more ... there are different kinds of eye drop medications that need to be refrigerated:

  • Tobradex (tobramycin/dexamethasone)

  • Besivance (besifloxacin)

  • Zymaxid (gatifloxacin)

  • Istalol (timolol)

  • Alphagan P (brimonidine tartrate 0.15%)

  • Azasite

  • Latanoprost

  • Chloramphenicol

These are just a few of the most common eye drop medications that need to be kept cool. If you are unsure if your medication needs to be refrigerated, check the label or ask your doctor.

Latanoprost is a prescription drug that needs to be refrigerated. The reason for this, according to the FDA website: "The storage conditions recommended by the manufacturer should result in a good shelf life of up 24 hours at room temperature."

Related article: What Eye Drops Need to Be Refrigerated?

What Are the Benefits of an Eye Drop Carrying Case? 

There are many benefits of using an eye drop carrying case, including:

  • Protecting your medications from heat and light exposure

  • Preventing leaks and spills

  • Keeping your medications organized

  • Making it easy to transport your medications

The four benefits listed above are just some of the reasons why you should consider using an eye drop carrying case. If you take medication on a regular basis, then a carrying case is a must-have item.

The next time you travel, be sure to pack your eye drop bottle in a carrying case. This will help ensure that your medications are effective and safe. And, if you're looking for a high-quality carrying case, be sure to check out the selection at 4AllFamily.

4AllFamily’s Eye Drop Carrying Case Cooler

The perfect solution for keeping your eye drops cool is to use 4AllFamily's portable coolers. The different variations keep your eye drop medication cool at the required minimum continuous cool period and temperature. 

Travel coolers for eye drops and refrigerated drugs

Keeps Eye Drops Refrigerated for Up to 72 Hours

To ensure that your eye drops stay fresh, use the 4AllFamily coolers. Depending on the model you choose, your eye drops will be kept cold from a few hours to multiple days of travel.

With our coolers, you no longer need to worry about your medications. Chill them without power or access to ice packs with our various innovative devices that offer different cooling methods. 

  1. Biogel Freeze Packs

  2. USB lids

  3. Real mini travel fridges

TSA-approved for Airplane Travels

The 4AllFamily coolers are TSA-approved for airplane travel, so you can be sure that your medication will stay cool and safe while you're in transit.

Frequently Asked Questions

Challenges of Traveling With Refrigerated Medications

There are a few challenges to traveling with refrigerated medications.

First, you'll need to find a way to keep the medication cool while you're on the go. Second, you'll need to make sure that the medication doesn't freeze.

How to Travel With Refrigerated Medications?

Follow these guidelines when traveling with refrigerated medication;

  • Pack your medication in a carry-on bag.

  • Pack your medication in an insulated cooler.

  • Make sure the ice packs are frozen solid before packing them in the cooler.

  • Pack your medication in a hard-sided container to prevent crushing.

  • If possible, keep your medications in the original containers.

  • Check with the airline staff and make sure you have your prescriptions with you.

These are just a few tips to help you travel with refrigerated medications. For more information, check out the TSA website or contact your airline directly.

Can I Bring Eye Drops on the Plane?

Yes, you can bring eye drops on the plane. The TSA has a list of items that are allowed and not allowed in carry-on and checked bags.

Eye drops are considered liquids, gels, or aerosols and are subject to the three-ounce rule. This means that you can bring up to three ounces, or 90 milliliters, of liquid in your carry-on bag.

Is Flying With Glaucoma Safe?

Flying with glaucoma is most likely not a problem. The reason for this is that air pressure in planes is controlled. Make sure to take the necessary precautions.

Before you fly, make sure to consult with your ophthalmologist and get their permission. They will likely recommend that you use a pressure-regulating eye drop before takeoff and landing. These drops can help maintain a normal intraocular pressure during the changes in cabin pressure. It's also important to use glaucoma medication as prescribed and to have regular checkups with your ophthalmologist.

Try to bring enough medication in your carry-on bag with you especially if you travel for extended periods.


Eye drops are just one of many medications that require refrigeration. If you're looking for a stylish and portable eye drop carrying case with plenty of room, we've got the perfect solution! To find out more about our products or to purchase an Eye Drop Carrying Case Cooler visit 4AllFamily.com

Related article: Why You Should Use Latanoprost at Night?

April 28, 2022


4AllFamily Customer Care Team said:

Hi B.Parsons,
Thank you for your comment! Two of our coolers are specifically designed to keep meds at room temperature below 77 (not refrigerated), please check at the Rambler: https://4allfamily.com/products/4allfamily-10h-1-pen-insulin-pen-travel-cooler-pocket-size-daily-use-lightweight
and the Companion: https://4allfamily.com/products/4allfamily-soft-case-open-medicine-travel-cooler-diabetic-supplies-insulin-travel-case-travel-medicine-kit-tsa-insulin-case-portable-medical-storage-diabetes-travel-case
I think these may be best for your needs.
All the best,
4AllFamily Customer Care Team

B. Parsons said:

This site was very helpful. May be going camping in mid July and our cabin has no AC. Just looking for something to control temp for eye drops between 68-77 . I know this probably isn’t something you can help with based on your focus on needs with lower temp requirements but just checking in case we run into 90 degree weather. Planning ahead! Thank you!

Kay B said:

Perfect. Very informative. My thanks to you all.

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