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Halloween Contact Lenses

Buyers Beware
You may have a fun costume in mind this Halloween but before you add some fun decorative contact lenses please be sure you are aware that they can be risky. Wearing any kind of contact lenses, including decorative ones, can cause serious damage to your eyes if the lenses are obtained without a prescription or not used correctly.
These lenses can cause your eye serious harm because contacts come in a variety of sizes and the lenses you purchase may not fit correctly.  Improper fit can increase your risks such as the following:
  • Infection
  • Corneal Abrasion – a cut or scratch on the top layer of your eyeball.
  • Allergic reactions like itchy, watery red eyes
  • Decreased vision
  • Infection
  • Blindness

If you are currently wearing any type of contact lenses, be mindful of signs of possible eye infection, which include:

  • Redness
  • Persistant eye pain
  • Decreased vision

If you have any of these signs, you need to see an eye doctor (optometrist or ophthalmologist) right away! An eye infection could become serious and cause you to become blind if it is not treated.

Please make sure to always follow the directions for cleaning, disinfecting, and wearing the lenses that your doctor has provided or request them for the safety of your eyes and vision.