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Posted on 10-04-2017

Why Get Halloween Contacts from a Longmont Optometrist?

Who can blame you for wanting to get into the holiday spirit this Halloween? From cat’s eyes to supervillain irises to a sinister black sclera, nothing says “my costume rules” like Halloween contact lenses. But are they safe? And where can you buy them? Here’s the 4-11 on costume contact lenses.

Woman with blue contact lenses for halloween.

First and foremost, yes, Halloween contacts are safe as long as you purchase them from a reputable Longmont optometrist. Many people get in trouble because they buy them from uncertified providers, which mean the quality of the lens can’t be guaranteed. You should never put something in your eye that hasn’t been Okayed by a Longmont optometrist or other professional, including Halloween contacts.

What Are the Dangers Associated with Costume Contact Lenses?

Wondering just what’s dangerous about buying costume contact lenses from someone other than an optometrist? There are several:

  1. If the quality of the contact lens is low or they fit poorly, your eyes can quickly become infected.
  2. If you get improper advice about lens care, your eyes may become infected.
  3. Infections that go untreated can lead to corneal ulcers or even blindness.
  4. Contacts from an unreliable source don’t come with a guarantee of any kind.

Costume contact lenses are still classified as medical devices by the FDA, which means that even if the lens is purely decorative and offers no vision correction, you still need a prescription – for your safety and because the law says so.

Call Today to Learn More about Halloween Contact Lenses in Longmont

If you want to learn more about Halloween contact lenses, please get in touch with Drs. Trudell and Cottrell and the Longmont Vision Center. We strive to provide the finest vision care around, including getting you outfitted for the next costume party. If you’re ready to discuss specialty contact lenses and order a pair – with or without a prescription – just contact us at 303-651-6700 today. We look forward to helping you look awesome.

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