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Halloween Contact Lenses – Trick or Treat?

With Halloween fast approaching, the optometrists and staff at Family Focus Eyecare want to wish everyone a safe Halloween!

Halloween contact lenses, also known as decorative contact lenses, are becoming a popular factor to Halloween costumes. While these lenses are not carried at Family Focus Eyecare, the optometrists want to ensure that our patients take proper precaution in protecting their eyes!

What to know before you purchase decorative contact lenses:

If you are purchasing online, not all websites verify the prescription. Without proper verification, you risk wearing an optically incorrect  or improperly fitting lens.

Many online websites, Halloween stores and boutiques sell products that have not been approved by Health Canada which means that the safety of those lenses has not been tested.

Decorative contact lenses should always be treated and cared for the same way as regular contact lenses.

Just like regular contact lenses, decorative lenses are a medical device that sit on your eyes. If you are planning to wear decorative contact lenses for Halloween (or any other occasion), our optometrists recommend following these do’s and don’ts to ensure the safety of your eyes.

Do:

Know how to properly insert and remove your contact lenses.

Remove your contact lenses at the end of the night.

Know how to properly clean and store your contact lenses, using the right solution for you.

Don’t:

Sleep in your contact lenses unless otherwise approved by your optometrist.

Wear your contact lenses longer than what is recommended by your optometrist.

Share your contact lenses with someone else.

Clean your contact lenses with water.

Just like regular contact lenses, decorative contact lenses could cause serious damage to your eyes if the lenses are not used correctly. If you experience any redness, blurred vision, ongoing discharge or light sensitivity, remove the lenses immediately and contact your eye care professional. If left untreated, these symptoms could lead to blindness.

There are many benefits to working with an optometrist.

Optometrists ensure the proper contact lens prescription and curvature based on your lifestyle needs.

Optometrists provide an appropriate selection of solutions based on compatibility with different lens material and the compatibility with your eyes.

Optometrists offer professional monitoring that ensures optimum eye health, good vision and comfortable wear.

Interested in changing up the color of your eye?

Family Focus Eyecare offers a wide selection of colored  contact lenses that are available with or without a prescription. Contact our office to book with your optometrist and be fit into colored contact lenses!

 

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