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Posted on 10-20-2017

Dangers of Costume Contact Lenses

Halloween is just around the corner, and you want to look just as spooky as can be. With a range of novel contact lenses at your disposal, that’s not hard: washed-out zombie eyes, black demon sclera, and all-white peepers take any costume to the next level.

Also spooky? The dangers associated with buying and wearing substandard contact lenses. Not all lenses are created equal, and if you want to be on the safe side, it’s time to talk to our optometrist today.

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As a Chula Vista Optometrist About Costume Contact Lenses

Your optometrist understands the pros and cons of contact lenses, as well as how they should be worn. Online novelty and discount sites just don’t have the same level of expertise as your optometrist, and can’t guarantee your safety when it comes to lenses. You need to talk to a professional before making any decision.

Advice from an Eye Doctor on Novel Lenses

Any eye doctor will tell you that not all novel lenses are all made alike. While they can be very safe, many of the versions sold online aren’t up to snuff … and often aren’t even approved by the FDA. An eye doctor will express concern about this because it means they may not wash cleanly, may allow proteins or bacteria to build up, and could cause eye infections that, left untreated, could even lead to blindness.

Why You Need an Eye Exam Before Getting ANY Contacts

Plus, not all contact lenses work with all eyes. If you want to get costume contact lenses safely, you need an eye exam. You can get in touch with us for an eye exam today.

Proper Eye Care with Costume Contacts

If you’re looking for proper eye care advice, we can help with that too. When we perform an exam and prescribe the right contact lenses (yes, you still need a prescription!), we will offer the eye care help you need at the time to make sure you’re being as safe as possible.

Make an Appointment with an Optometrist Near Chula Vista

Ready to speak to an optometrist near Chula Vista about your lenses? Get in touch with us today by calling (619) 482-2020, and learn more about the role of novelty contact lenses in your life. Make us your optometrist near Chula Vista for life, and you’ll always have the eye care and safety advice you need at your fingertips.

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