Trying on a new persona, or dressing up as an eccentric character just for fun is one of the things that makes Halloween special for most people. For that reason, a lot of specialty shops that are normally quiet during the rest of the year suddenly become abuzz with action whenever this holiday comes around. Among those shops are the ones who sell novelty contact lenses. As observed, contact lenses have become an essential to completing one’s look for the Halloween. If you are among those people who follow this trend then there are several things you need to keep in mind when buying a pair of contact lenses.
Basically, colored Halloween contact lenses are made using similar materials as the original clear ones that are made to enhance the wearer’s vision. However, unlike the latter, not all of these lenses are prescription lenses and some of them are not safe for long term use. If you want to keep your eyes safe from any side effects brought about by carelessly using these accessories or tiny medical devices (as the FDA wants to call them) then you have to make sure to follow the necessary precautions.
Before buying contact lenses, you have to consider whether it’s safe for you to wear a pair. Contact lenses are a good addition to any kind of costume. It creates a big impact on the wearer’s appearance without doing too much. However, contact lenses are not suitable for everyone. People with allergies or dry eyes may want to reconsider the whole idea. These conditions may cause a lot of discomfort to the wearer. To avoid that, it’s best to consult an eye doctor first before getting fitted for a pair of contacts. Apart from providing accurate prescription, the eye specialist can also give sound advice for those who wish to wear contacts but suffer from occasional bouts of allergies or those who simply have dry eyes.
When not used properly, contact lenses can cause several side effects. Two of the most common include corneal ulcers and fungal eye infections. These inconveniences can be avoided by making sure that the lenses are clean before wearing them. Contact lenses should be soaked in their respective solutions. Depending on which optical clinic you go to, most of these solutions are offered for free after a client or a patient willingly buys a pair of contact lenses. Whichever tactic is applied, the most important thing for now is to learn how to clean lenses properly.