THE 411 ON HALLOWEEN CONTACT LENSES

Make your Halloween costume eye-catching with some costume contacts! Spooky or goofy, there are so many ways you can trick AND treat your friends this year!

Costume lenses are a ton of fun to wear with your outfit, however, there are some key things you should know before terrorizing the town:

One size does not fit all

Costume lenses are not as customizable as the vast number of soft contacts available on the market. While they may work well for most people, they won’t work for all people. A quick visit to your optometrist will allow him or her to evaluate if your lenses are safe enough to wear.

Vision may be blurred

While many costume lenses can be ordered with a power in them, most costume lenses DO NOT correct for astigmatism. If you have an astigmatism, your optometrist may be able to order a prescription that is close to yours but bear in mind that vision may not be ideal and a vision check is necessary to ensure your safety.

Stepping out of your comfort zone

Not surprisingly, costume lenses are not the most comfortable. They are thicker and less breathable than soft contacts on the market nowadays so you will feel them more. However, if you experience any pain or sudden redness, remove the contacts immediately and visit your eyecare provider for immediate attention.

Additional tips to remember:

1. Always wash your hands before touching your contacts

  1. Only use contact lens solution to handle and clean your contacts
  2. Never wear a damaged or dirty lens
  3. Never wear your contacts when they are uncomfortable or your eyes are irritated
  4. Do not sleep in your contacts
  5. Clean them as directed after each wear

When you’re ready to schedule an appointment to try out your contacts feel free to give any of our offices a call!

And if you’re ordering online, remember to purchase FDA-approved contacts and to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.

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