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October – Halloween Safety Month

Don’t let an eye infection become the scariest part of your Halloween!

 

To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story – going blind because of a costume accessory – the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of turning a fun Halloween night into a nightmare. ( American Academy of Ophthalmology 2021)

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS
Follow these tips to prevent eye infections or injuries:

  • Never share makeup
  • Avoid metallic, glitter or flaky makeup
  • Remove all eye makeup before bed
  • Don’t buy costume contact lenses without a prescription