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Posted on 10-31-2016

The Dangers of Decorative Contact Lens and Eye Makeup this Halloween in Philadelphia

Whether you’re considering decorative contact lenses or special eye makeup for a Halloween costume or another celebration, don’t risk your eye health. A non-prescription decorative contact lens can cause serious damage to your eyesight and eye health. If you’re dressing up in a clever outfit for a costume party or to go out trick-or-treating, heed this advice from our local eye doctors – avoid non-prescribed color contact lens at all costs.

woman with color contact lens and custume

Protect Your Eyes and Vision When in Costume 

Our local professional eye doctors of Philadelphia would like to remind you that you can be festive and creative without putting your eyes or your vision in harm's way. Don't make the mistake of using a decorative contact lens or applying glittery Halloween eye makeup that can cause eye infection and even vision loss. Expert optometrists, Dr. Tu Dinh, Dr. Diana Chuong, and Dr. Angela Tempesta, recommend that you get a prescription for colored contact lens from our Philadelphia optometry clinics, one located near Temple University, the other at Northern Liberties. A color contact lens, even if used for a costume and not for everyday wear, still requires a prescription to ensure it is made of sterile, safe materials and that it fits your unique eye shape properly. We care about your eyesight, so be sure to preserve it by avoiding over-the-counter, non-prescribed color contact lenses. 

Dangers of Colored Contact Lenses without Prescription Explained by Our Optometrists

Avoid costume contact lenses and glitter eye makeup, because they can cause:

  • Corneal scratches (damaging the clear tissue covering the iris, or colored part, of your eyes) 
  • Ulcerated cornea or infected sores on the cornea
  • Pink eye (eye infection, conjunctivitis)
  • Dangerously impaired vision while you're wearing the unprescribed decorative contacts, which could cause a fall or car accident
  • Blindness

For professional advice about vision correction and safety, trust our eye doctors at Trend Eye Care with decades of experience. Visit us at either of our Philadelphia optometry clinics located near Temple University or at Northern Liberties ,open 7 days weekly. Get the vision care you need this Halloween--visit us today!

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