Beware of the Dangers of Decorative Contact Lenses This Halloween

Decorative contact lenses may seem appealing because they can temporarily change your brown eyes to blue, or make your eyes look like cat or vampire eyes for Halloween.

But decorative or Halloween contact lenses distributed without a prescription (or proper fitting) by a local Optometrist or Ophthalmologist can pose serious risks of permanent eye injury, potentially leading to blindness.

Just like vision corrective contact lenses, Halloween colored contact lenses should never be purchased in a costume store, convenience store, flea market, or novelty store, and should always require a prescription.

Many of the colored contact lenses found online or in beauty stores are being sold illegally. Even if you have perfect vision, be sure to have your eyes examined by an eye care professional and obtain a prescription (including the brand, fitting information, and instructions for proper usage and care) before purchasing colored contact lenses for Halloween or for any other occasion.

From our team of Unionville and Markham eye doctors, have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Also see our article on Unionville Optometry’s Top 10 Contact Lenses FAQ.

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