Optician warns novelty Halloween contact lenses could harm vision

Novelty contact lenses advertised on social media ahead of Halloween may not meet proper safety standards, according to an optician.To get more news about cosplay contacts, you can visit beauon.com official website.

Cheap cosmetic lenses – worn to give the appearance of unnaturally-coloured irises – can cause infections, conjunctivitis and impaired vision, Sharon Copeland from Feel Good Contacts has warned.She is urging anyone eager to dress up on October 31 to ensure they take precautions to protect their vision.To get more news about naruto contacts, you can visit beauon.com official website.
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"Whilst we want Halloween to be a memorable evening, we want it to be unforgettable for the right reasons and are warning consumers of the dangers of buying costume lenses without a prescription", Ms Copeland said.To get more news about colored contacts, you can visit beauon.com official website.

"Contact lenses are medical devices and should only be purchased with an optician’s prescription. In fact, it’s illegal to buy contact lenses without one.Even if you don’t need any vision correction, you still need to visit an optician to ensure that contact lenses are suitable for your eyes.”

She added: “We recommend that before buying your contact lenses you visit your eye care practitioner for a check-up, regardless of whether you are buying cosmetic lenses with or without powers.

"It is advisable that you avoid buying them from salons, beauty supply stores, boutiques, flea markets, novelty stores, Halloween stores, convenience stores or untrustworthy internet retailers.These outlets may not abide by the same safety standards and regulations as a reputable contact lens retailer.

"When purchasing contact lenses from non-optical establishments, you could be putting your eyes at risk of a long list of eye-related conditions, including but not limited to; corneal infection, scratches on the cornea, conjunctivitis and reduced visual acuity."
1. Before buying your contact lenses you should visit your eye care practitioner for a check-up. Even if you have good eyesight, you will still need to visit an optician to ensure that contact lenses are suitable for your eyes. If suitable, you will obtain a prescription with the lens dimensions to help you buy a proper fitting lens.

2. Buy the lenses from an eye care professional or vendor that requires a prescription. It is advisable that you avoid buying lenses from untrustworthy retailers as they might not abide by the same safety standards and regulations as a reputable contact lens retailer. Reputable brands will only stock lenses from manufacturers that adhere to the strictest safety and quality regulations. Remember, contact lenses are medical devices and should only be purchased with an optician’s prescription. In fact, it’s illegal to buy contact lenses without one.

3. Always put your lenses in before applying your Halloween make-up and take them out before you remove your make-up.

4. Do not share your lenses with anyone. By sharing, you increase the chances of spreading eye diseases and corneal ulcers.