Thinking of buying a pair of really cool looking cosmetic contact lenses you saw in the store this week as part of your Halloween costume? Better think twice before popping them into your eyes!
There are huge risks with decorative contact lenses that people don’t understand. Most people believe that decorative lenses do not require the same level of care as a regular contact lens because they can be purchased over-the-counter or on the internet. The truth is that contact lenses are a medical device, and there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ contact lens. There are a whole range of problems associated with improperly fitting lenses and lenses purchased without a prescription from an Optometrist. In some cases, severe eye infections have been reported in as little as 24 hours of wear time.
Tips for parents and consumers about cosmetic contact lenses for Halloween:
Visit Milton Optometry to learn more about cosmetic contact lenses. We welcome infants, toddlers and children of all ages to our family-friendly office! Phone 905-636-9500 to reserve an appointment for your family.