October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, so let’s take a minute to consider a couple of common sense eye safely tips this Halloween.
Is this how you want your costume to turn out?
Using flea-market, beauty shop, or internet purchased contact lenses without a proper fitting is setting yourself up for an ugly eye that lasts well past Halloween night. The FDA is cracking down on unlicensed vendors and educating the public about poorly-fitted lenses. Don’t go blind! Most optometrists can properly fit decorative lenses at a reasonable price.
This costume looks cool, but it would be easy to get hit by a car or fall down the steps when your vision is impaired by this mask. Wigs or scarves should be kept out of kids’ eyes, too.
Choose makeup instead, especially for young children. Check that it’s approved for use around the eyes, or better yet, avoid the eye area.