October is Halloween Safety Month

Tips to protect your vision during Halloween season

Decorative contact lenses

  • Do not wear decorative contact lenses which are purchased online or at costume stores.
  • Do not purchase contacts without a prescription. Contact lenses must be properly fitted by an eye physician.
  • Do not share contact lenses!
  • Improper use of contacts can lead to bacterial infections, conjunctivitis, corneal scratches, corneal ulcerations, and swelling to name a few possible complications. Your cornea is a delicate part of your eye which is essential for clear vision.

Halloween Make-up

  • Wear hypoallergenic make-up and conserve your field of vision.
  • Make sure you test the makeup prior to using it in order to prevent allergic reactions
  • Make sure the makeup you use is FDA approved.
  • It is easier to remove make-up with cold cream than with soap which can be irritating for your skin and eyes.

 Safety

  • Avoid costume accessories that block your vision.
  • Avoid props like swords and spears which can harm somebody else’s eyes.
  • Wear reflective tape on costumes.
  • Carry a bright flashlight when outdoors at night.
  • Please inspect carefully the treats children receive. Beware of children’s allergies and treats that are not commercially wrapped.

Katzen Eye Care & Laser Center

wants to wish you a spooky and safe Halloween!