We’re not trying to scare you. Okay, maybe a little. But those colored contacts you plan on wearing with your Halloween costume could cause some serious problems for your eyes.
Decorative contact lenses do not come with replacements or care instructions. Shepherd Eye contact lens specialists report seeing ulcers, infections and abrasions from costume contact wearers over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology states that “improper use of contact lenses can cause corneal ulcers, painful infections and blindness.”
The AAO goes on to state that there is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” contact. If not properly fitted, the lens can actually damage your eye causing pain and vision loss. Decorative contact lenses can and should only be purchased from an eye care professional. If not, be aware of the damaging risks that go along with wearing them. Shepherd Eye hopes you avoid these risks and still make your Halloween costume unforgettable!