Whether you are the type of person who likes to go to a bunch of Halloween parties or if you’re more of a homebody and you like to hand out candy to trick or treaters, it’s still a fun excuse to dress up. If you are going to be something spooky like a zombie or something cute like a Spice Girl, you may be tempted to amp up your costume game by enhancing your eyes in one way or another. To avoid any infections or other vision problems, this article will list a few, hopefully helpful, things that you should be wary of this Halloween.
If you do get colored contacts for your Halloween costume, make sure that you order them directly through us. Even though you may find a good deal for them online, they are probably not FDA approved which means that they can actually cause eye damage. Remember that if you are unsure about what contacts are safe for your eyes you can always contact us.
If your Halloween costume requires a lot of eye makeup, make sure that you get regular makeup and not costume makeup. Although costume makeup lasts a really long time, it has a lot of oils in it which can build up on your eyelid and lead to things like chalazion and styes.
If you are planning on getting ready for Halloween with friends or family, make sure that you use your own eye makeup brushes and mascaras. Germs can harbor on brushes and mascara wands which can lead to eye infections between person to person. Additionally, make sure that you wash your eye makeup brushes after a couple of uses.
Halloween is a great time to get all dressed up but make sure that you are keeping your eyes as protected as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about your vision don’t hesitate to give us a call at our Springfield office and call us at (800) 676-5050.