With ‘spooky szn’ fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about your killer costume. Whether you’re going for all out drama or opting for a classic pair of cat ears, you might be tempted to order some creepy contact lenses to complete your look.
Whilst coloured or bizarre-effect lenses are often cheap and easy to find online, be warned… they do carry some unwanted side effects. Any type of contacts – no matter where they’re from – should be properly fitted by an eyecare professional to avoid serious damage to your eyes. If not, you could start to experience blurred vision, scratches on the cornea and even blindness in extreme cases.
At Specsavers, you can find coloured contact lenses for both cosmetic and prescription use, helping you achieve a chilling look without compromising your vision.
To ensure your Halloween is more a treat than a trick, Specsavers have shared some must-have Do’s and Don’t’s when it comes to using coloured contacts:
- Insert your lenses before putting on makeup and remember to take them out before you remove your make up
- Avoid make up that includes powdery or metallic eyeshadow and mascara with fibres, as the particles can get into your lenses
- Take them out immediately if they feel uncomfortable at any point
- Make sure you understand how to clean and handle your lenses, as well as other recommended instructions
- Come into any Specsavers branch if you’re worried at any time
- Share your lenses with other people as this can cause infections
- Wear them for extended periods of time
- Wear them over your clear contact lenses
- Wear a torn or damaged lens
Specsavers’ Optometrist, Dr Nigel Best said, “Whilst Specsavers strongly advices against wearing cheap contact lenses bought online without a proper prescription, there are some things you can do to ensure your eyes stay safe and healthy. Firstly, look out for ‘CE’ marking on any packaging. This indicates the lenses conform to health, safety and environmental protection standards. Secondly, follow the routines that you would with normal contacts to reduce any chance of infection or damage. Have a look at our handy ‘how to’ videos for how best to handle and take care of lenses. Finally, if you have any concerns at all, pop into your local Specsavers store where we will be happy to help with any questions.”