Safety Tips for Halloween Costume Contact Lenses

  • By:Dr. Katie Dugan

Planning Halloween costumes can be a fun and engaging activity to prepare for the holiday parties and festivities happening this month. What are you planning to wear this year? Whether you are designing an individual costume or planning a theme for the family, it is a great project to find the right costumes, makeup, accessories, and more.

Safety of Costume Contact Lenses

Costume contact lenses can be a creative addition to your dress. You can transform yourself into a realistic vampire or zombie, or choose a different eye color to match the character you are impersonating.

While contact lenses can be the perfect way to add the finishing touches on your costume, it is essential that you keep safety in mind. Contact lenses are medical devices, even if they aren’t being used for vision correction. The health and safety of your eyes can be affected by the lenses you purchase.

In the United States, it is illegal to sell any type of contact lenses without a prescription. If you find an online retailer offering contact lenses without a prescription, then you should question the safety of those lenses. The low price tag isn’t worth the potential danger to your eyes!

Safety Tips for Costume Contact Lenses

Here are a few tips that should be followed if you are planning to wear contact lenses with your Halloween costume this year:

  1. Only buy the contact lenses from a trusted retailer, such as an optometry office
  2. Work with an optometrist who can provide recommendations regarding the fit of the lenses on your eyes
  3. Use contact lenses from sealed, sterile packaging
  4. Don’t share contact lenses with friends
  5. Be proactive with contact lens hygiene: wash your hands, use fresh contact lens solution, and follow the instructions for replacing the lenses

When you are using the right contact lenses and maintaining the cleanliness of the lenses, it helps to reduce the risk of infection or eye trauma. If you have questions about costume contact lenses or vision correction lenses, then our team is here to assist. Contact us at any time! You can call our Murrieta office at (951) 600-9226, or our Temecula office at (951) 302-1331.

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