Make-up, face-paint, colored contacts, false eyelashes – Halloween can be pretty scary when it comes to eye health. This October, VSP Vision Center wants to offer you tips on how to ensure that your families’ costumes not only look great, but also support healthy vision.
VSP Vision Care, the nation’s largest not-for-profit vision care company, put together a list of tips and tricks for creating costumes that keep your eyes healthy. For example:
· Don’t dye eyebrows or eyelashes
· Don’t use non-FDA approved makeup
· Don’t wear decorative or “costume” contact lenses (which are illegal to sell)
Here are 3 Top Tips below VSP Vision Care wants you to be aware of so everyone will have a Safe and Happy Halloween! Please read more tips at VSP Vision Care
1.. Beware of decorative or “costume” lenses. Decorative lenses might include cheap plastic materials or toxic dyes. Also, individuals unfamiliar with wearing contacts may not insert or remove them correctly. You could scratch your cornea, have an allergic reaction, get an eye infection, or even go blind. However, if you insist on wearing contacts for Halloween get a proper examination and prescription from your eye doctor. Visit an eye care professional immediately if you experience eye redness, vision blurriness, or eye discomfort.
2. Don’t use non-FDA approved makeup. Even hypoallergenic makeup products can cause a negative skin reaction. Watch out for signs of irritation, a skin rash, itching, or minor swelling. You should test a small amount of makeup on your arm a few days before you wear it to make sure it is safe.
3. Don’t sleep in your makeup. Remove all of your makeup before you go to bed to prevent skin irritation by following the directions explicitly stated on your makeup product. For example, the directions may tell you to use a cold cream, or just soap and water.
You can find a complete guide to Halloween eye health by visiting SeeMuchMore.com in the “Learn about Your Eyes” section. Check out VSP Vision Care for all your vision needs!