With Halloween just around the corner and many planning to dress up to scare, we urge you to avoid using spooky novelty contact lenses that could harm your eyes.
Halloween contact lenses have become popular over the last few years, but wearers aren’t aware of the dangers that these types of contact lens pose, leaving many with infections and sight threatening conditions.
Many Halloween enthusiasts are not regular contact lenses wearers and haven’t been trained on how to put the lenses in and take them off safely or given advice on how to care for their lenses.
The results can be nasty and range from mildly irritating complications to potentially sight-threatening conditions like corneal infections.
If bought online or from a market stall, it’s possible that the lenses could give you an infection because they may not have been medically approved.
We also urge people to take care when wearing Halloween make up such as eyeliner and mascara and ensure they are removed before sleeping to reduce the link of getting a bacterial infection.
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If you’re wondering about contact lenses in general and you would like to discuss the possibility of wearing them you can book a consultation with us. Call your local branch or visit Our Secure Online Booking Page to book an appointment.