When it comes to your eyesight this Halloween, you don’t want any tricks! This wonderful holiday is full of costumes – some of which can block your vision or irritate sensitive eyes if you’re not careful. With that in mind, VSP Vision Care, the nation’s largest not-for-profit vision care company, has created a list of tips for creating fun costumes with eye health in mind:
- Don’t dye your eyelashes or eyebrows! Trust me, I’ve been dyeing my hair for eons – this is a big no-no! Dyeing eyelashes or eyebrows is not FDA approved and can potentially cause irritation or even blindness.
- Don’t wear hats or masks that are too large and block your vision. Make sure you can see properly to avoid tripping or, worse, running into a car.
- Be careful of novelty contact lenses. I remember seeing these a lot during my heaviest goth period! Don’t be tempted to buy “Generic” contact lenses as they can be very risky to put in your eyes. If you want to change up your look, make sure you go to an eye doctor for prescription lenses.
- Don’t use makeup that isn’t FDA approved. Those of us with sensitive skin certainly know how easily skin can react to makeup! Try a test patch of your Halloween makeup on your arm a few days ahead of time to make sure it won’t irritate your skin.
For more helpful tips on protecting your eyes this Halloween, visit the SeeMuchMore.com “Learn about your eyes” page by clicking here. Jeepers creepers, you better protect those peepers!