Halloween is a time for us to embrace our spooky sides with costumes, parties, and decorations. While the focus is often on frightful fun, it’s important not to overlook the health and safety of our eyes during this festive season.
Things like decorative contacts and costumes may pose risks to your eyesight. This year, take precautions to ensure your Halloween is filled with treats—not eye-related tricks.
Ill-fitting costume contact lenses can cause damage to your eyes by scratching, cutting, and even potentially infecting them. People have sustained serious injuries and vision loss from costume contacts, so avoid them at all costs.
It’s illegal for contact lenses to be sold without a prescription. If you’re set on incorporating contact lenses into your look, reach out to us about a prescription for FDA-approved colored contact lenses. Unlike over-the-counter special effects lenses, these options are specially fit to your eye, made of sterile materials, and proven safe when you follow all instructions for your medical devices.
Your provider will guide you through the process of obtaining contact lenses that won’t cause your eyes any harm. Even if your lenses come from a reliable retailer and fit your eyes perfectly, you should follow strict hygiene practices while handling and wearing them. Clean and store them according to the instructions provided by your eye care professional, and if you experience any discomfort or injury, seek medical attention.
Selecting the right costume can make a big difference in keeping your eyes safe during Halloween celebrations! Opt for costumes that provide sufficient visibility, as masks or headpieces that obstruct vision can lead to accidents or falls. Choose costumes with well-fitting eye holes or consider using safe face paint instead.
Be mindful of sharp objects and edges on costumes, props, or decorations that could accidentally poke or scratch your eyes, and regularly inspect your costume for loose or hazardous components. Try to keep glow sticks, fog machines, dangerous costume makeup, and other potentially irritating substances away from your eyes, as accidental contact may cause eye irritation and discomfort.
Halloween is a fantastic occasion to let our imaginations run wild and embrace the spirit of the season. However, always prioritize your visual health and safety during Halloween festivities. Stay safe and have a spooktacular Halloween!