How To Safely Wear Colored Contact Lenses

Many people use colored contact lenses for a change in their look throughout the year, but at Halloween, those numbers of users increase dramatically. Eye color can often enhance the costumes of the season. 

There are risks associated with these lenses, however. Many people think that decorative lenses don’t require the same care level as a standard contact lens since they are available over-the-counter or online, but that simply isn’t true. It is actually illegal to sell any kind of contact lenses without a prescription in the United States. Lenses found in beauty salons or online and in novelty shops are often not approved by the FDA and are being sold illegally. 

Contact lenses are medical devices that require proper fitting and prescription by an eye-care professional. If they are not fitted correctly, the lenses can stick to your eyes like tiny suction cups, causing you extreme pain and possible damage to your eyes.

You will need to get an eye exam and a prescription from your eye care professional before you buy any kind of contact lens, whether it be for regular use or as a novelty. If a retailer doesn’t ask for your prescription before purchase, avoid doing business with them. 

To wear costume contact lenses for Halloween or throughout the year, follow these tips to do so safely:

We care about fun here at Classic Vision Care, and we want your Halloween to be the best, ever! If you are considering wearing colored novelty contact lenses this year, we can help.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Optometry and COVID19: What You Should Know

It’s a scary time with the recent pandemic. And many of us are wondering if it’s safe to see the eye doctor again. Luckily, the American Optometric Association has deemed it safe, with a few guidelines. We explain to you what they are here.

Chronic Conditions that Can Affect Your Vision

Chronic conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, blepharitis, and diabetes can interfere with your vision and eye health. Understand their basics so you can be sure to seek care if signs arise.

The Importance of Sunglasses

More than just a fashion statement, sunglasses provide some much needed protection for your eyes. Learn why it’s so important to protect your eyes with sunglasses and what kind you should get.

Risks and Treatments for Glaucoma

Could your vision become affected by glaucoma? How would you know? Though you may have heard of glaucoma, you may not know what your risk factors for developing it are. Learn more about your treatment options here.

How Ortho-K Improves Your Vision While You Sleep

Are you tired of wearing the same old glasses day in and day out? Do you struggle with putting contact lenses in first thing in the morning? Then it’s time to learn how ortho-k can treat your near-sightedness while you sleep.

What to Expect From a Comprehensive Eye Exam

Chances are you've been in for the standard eye exam. But, what about a comprehensive exam? Do you have a family history of serious eye problems? Are you experiencing anything out of the normal? A comprehensive eye exam might be necessary.