The Scary Side of Halloween Contact Lenses

There are two telltale signs that Fall is officially upon us:

  1. Pumpkin Spice everything. Seriously. Even gum.
  2. Halloween costumes and stores are popping up faster than the walking dead in a zombie apocalypse.

The latter is the reason for this post, because most Halloweeners seem to believe that no respectable werewolf or vampire is complete without a pair of novelty contact lenses.

The reality is, novelty contacts can cause some scary eye complications.

If your evil eyes aren’t prescribed and fitted by an actual eye doctor, we can’t recommend them any more than we recommend you wear that skimpy, zombie cheerleader costume. And we don’t recommend you wear that skimpy, zombie cheerleader costume.

Even if your version of Bella from Twilight has 20/20 vision, it’s still important that your special eyes are the right fit, and that you’ve learned how to properly wear and care for them.

So before you head out to trick or treat, or whatever happens during the witching hour, schedule an appointment with an eye doctor to make sure your real eyes aren’t actually the red and irritated ones.

And be sure to check out the Contact Lens Safety website to learn about contact lens safety and care.



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