Glitter, Contacts, and Makeup Safety Tips
Treat your eyes kindly this Halloween season by reading these tricks to making sure your eyes stay safe and infection-free. Trust us, there’s nothing scarier than eye infections, scars, or vision loss. Follow these guidelines to ensure you’re not haunted with vision problems after this spooky holiday.
Nonprescription Contact Lenses
Decorative contact lenses can take your Halloween costume to the next level but before you reach for that final finishing touch, keep in mind they could really do some damage. Don’t purchase any contact lenses that are sold in costume shops, online stores, beauty salons, drug stores, or anywhere that doesn’t require a prescription. It’s important that contact lenses are fitted to your eyes as well as made with eye-safe materials. If you’d like to wear contact lenses to complete your “purrfect” cat costume, make an appointment with us, we’d be happy to help.
Who doesn’t love adding a little sparkle to their makeup look? However, that touch of shimmer and sparkle can be very dangerous when placed on your eyelids or around your eyes. Be sure you’re only using cosmetic-grade glitter makeup products, it may be tempting to reach for any craft glitter but resist the urge. Craft glitter is usually made of metal with angled, squared edges that can make tiny cuts on your eyes or skin. Cosmetic-grade glitter is made from plastic and is cut in a rounded shape to minimize the risk of cuts or scratches.
Even if you’re not using glitter for your Halloween look, you may be using full-face makeup. Make sure to test any new makeup products you want to incorporate into your look before applying to your whole face. Be wary of using products near the eyes, even if the package shows someone with it on their eyes. It’s also smart to pay attention to any odors and throw away any Halloween makeup from previous years as they may have expired. When in doubt, don’t wear it.
We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween season! If you have any questions about how to keep your eyes healthy or if you’d like to make an appointment with us call our office at (800) 676-5050.