The air is cooler, leaves are changing colors, and pumpkins are popping up on porch steps. With Halloween quickly approaching, you might be considering colored contact lenses to elevate your Halloween costume. Alternatively, maybe you’ve been wanting to test out a fun new eye color. Just like regular contact lenses, color contacts require a contact lens prescription to purchase legally.
Yes, as long as you purchase contacts from a legitimate source, that requires a prescription. Colored contacts with FDA approval are the only contacts that are truly safe to wear. There are many contact lenses being sold that don’t meet the strict safety regulations. The health and safety of your eyes is not something you should risk. Always consult an optometrist to ensure your contacts are safe to wear and to get a valid prescription.
All contact lenses require a valid contact lens prescription from an eye care professional, regardless if you have a vision correction. Eye doctors will properly fit you with the correct lenses and educate you on the proper contact lens care. If you see novelty contacts being sold in places like a gas station, flea market, Halloween store, or a beauty salon, those vendors are breaking the law.
Learn more about proper contact care on our Contact Care Blog.
If you’re considering color contacts for daily use, or for a Halloween costume, you should consult your eye doctor before purchasing to make sure you’re making an informed decision. If you do not have a contact lens prescription, you will need to schedule an eye exam for a valid prescription before you purchase contacts.
We wish you a spooky and safe Halloween!