Posted on October 8th, 2019 in Blog, Contact Lenses | No Comments »

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.

woman wearing colored contact lenses that are cat eye shaped

Are Colored Contact Lenses Safe?

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.

I Don’t Have A Correction, Why Do I Need To See A Doctor?

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.

woman holds a blue colored contact lens on her finger.

Proper Contact Lens Care

  • Wash your hands before handling contact lenses
  • Clean your contacts with the recommended solution before putting them in.
  • Dispose of your contacts as recommended. No contacts last forever and you risk infection if you use contact past their recommended time.
  • Replace the solution in your case daily to properly disinfect lenses.
  • Avoid sleeping in contacts. Sleeping in your contacts increases the chance of infection 6-8 times.
  • Never share your contact lenses with another person.

Learn more about proper contact care on our Contact Care Blog.

Colored contact lenses in package with contact lens case

Schedule a Contact Lens Fitting

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!

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