Amanda R. Zeller Manley, OD, FCOVD
Halloween Eye Safety
Updated: Oct 12, 2020
October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, so let’s take a minute to consider a couple of common sense eye safely tips this Halloween.
Is this how you want your costume to turn out?
Horrible eye infection from wearing a non-prescribed decorative contact lens. Ouch!
Using flea-market, beauty shop, or internet purchased contact lenses without a proper fitting is setting yourself up for an ugly eye that lasts well past Halloween night. The FDA is cracking down on unlicensed vendors and educating the public about poorly-fitted lenses. Don’t go blind! Most optometrists can properly fit decorative lenses at a reasonable price.
This costume looks cool, but it would be easy to get hit by a car or fall down the steps when your vision is impaired by this mask. Wigs or scarves should be kept out of kids’ eyes, too.
Just like wearing a blindfold.
Choose makeup instead, especially for young children. Check that it’s approved for use around the eyes, or better yet, avoid the eye area.
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