With Halloween on the horizon, you might be wondering about the best way to keep your eyes safe while still rocking that unique costume.
Here at Bonner Eye Clinic, we’re happy to share some ways to protect your eyes this Halloween.
Stay away from colored contact lenses
They might sound like a cool investment but beware: colored contact lenses are not safe. There’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” contact lenses, which means that there’s no guarantee that those spooky, all-white lenses will properly adhere to your cornea. Ill-fitting lenses can scratch the cornea or interrupt blood-vessels, leading to short-term – or even long-term – vision problems.
Halloween might be pretty great, but it’s not worth your eyesight.
Don’t use cheap Halloween makeup
You might be tempted to buy Halloween makeup from the holiday aisle at your local convenience store, but resist the urge. Cheaper Halloween makeup is less likely to be approved by the FDA and more likely to cause an allergic reaction. If you want to make sure your Halloween makeup is safe, check out the ingredients list and compare it to the official FDA website.
Before applying any makeup to your face, make sure to test it on a small area of skin first. Be careful not to get any makeup in your eyes!
Avoid sharp, rigid props
Halloween accessories like swords, knives, claws, wands, and pitchforks might complete your costume, but they should still be used with extreme caution. All props should be made from soft, flexible material to minimize the risk of eye injury.
Interested in more eye tips? Contact Bonner Eye Clinic today and our professionals will discuss ways to keep your eyes safe year round.