While it might be tempting to add impact or wow factor to your Halloween costume with novelty or decorative contact lenses, there are many dangers to be aware of which could lead to a scarier end to Halloween than expected.
Contact lenses are not ‘one size fits all’ and if people want to enhance their Halloween look with fancy dress lenses, it is important to make sure the lenses are prescribed by an optometrist who will measure each eye to properly fit the lenses and evaluate how the eye responds to contact lens wear.
Those who have not been professionally fitted often do not have sufficient knowledge regarding handling and aftercare, which is essential to maintaining a healthy eye. Inappropriate or incorrect contact lens wear as a result of lenses that are not properly fitted (or not fitted at all!) can cause damage to your cornea and eyelids, including infection, inflammation, trauma and the growth of new blood vessels.
Please don’t take a chance on your vision this Halloween. If you are interested in wearing coloured contact lenses please organise a contact lens fitting appointment with one of our optometrists who can provide you with professional guidance and care.