Compression stockings and socks are perfect companions on a long flight, and prevent blood clots also known as (dvt). Compression support has many benefits for people  who sit or stand for long periods of time such as nurses, doctors, drivers, and technicians. During pregnancy compression stockings reduce the risk of developing spider veins and are used for recovery after laser vein removal. Everyone can benefit a little bit from wearing compression stockings at some point in their life.