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What are the Safest Contact Lenses for Halloween?

What are the Safest Contact Lenses for Halloween?

Halloween Contact Lenses

Halloween sees an explosion of people wearing cosmetic & fun contact lenses to enhance costumes and create that WOW factor.

Gargoyle/chucky/black out/white out - the designs are endless.

However, the press is constantly telling users about the dangers of wearing costume Halloween contact lenses, because of the dangers of infection.

So, the question is - how do you safely wear Halloween contact lenses?

The answers are straightforward:

  • Only buy Halloween contact lenses from a reputable supplier
  • Never share Halloween contact lenses with friends
  • Do not overwear the lenses - stick to a few hours only on the evening of the party
  • Never sleep in Halloween contact lenses
  • Only store Halloween contact lenses in proper contact lens storage solution - never tap water
  • Preferably, use single use disposable Halloween contact lenses - use them once for that party and throw them away afterwards
  • Have a Safe & Scary Party!

Author: John Dreyer Optometrist Bsc(Hons), MCOPTOM, DipCLP
Created: 21 Oct 2017, Last modified: 4 Mar 2020