Halloween is one of the most fun holidays. It’s a day where adults can be kids again, dressing up like their favorite characters and monsters and re-living the magic of their childhood. But you don’t want your temporary Halloween costume to cause permanent damage to your eyes! Addison-based Premier Vision of Dallas offers a fun safety tips to keep your retinas protected from accidental harm this season.
“Have you decided on this year’s Halloween costume?” asked Premier Vision of Dallas in a recent Facebook post. “For most costumes, makeup is the most essential part! Here are some tips to help you avoid eye irritation or infection while using makeup.”
- Use clean brushes
- Toss old/expired makeup
- Don’t share makeup or applicators
- Avoid putting eyeliner on your waterline
- Remove all makeup before bed
Additionally, one of the most common ways to injure your eyes this season is by wearing colored contacts. Premier Vision of Dallas shared a Healthline article for their Facebook followers, which said, you should only purchase contacts from a reputable supplier who requires a prescription. If beauty parlors, costume shops, party stores and online retailers sell contacts without a prescription in the U.S., they are actually breaking the law. Yikes – one night of glowing red or green eyes is just now worth it.
Of course, you should be thinking of your eyes year-round, not just at Halloween. You can get a regular eye exam and prescription for glasses and contacts at Premier Vision of Dallas.
Premier Vision of Dallas, located in a new office in Addison, creates an individual eye care experienced based on the patient. They offer a careful and individual approach, stylish eyewear and the latest innovations in contact lenses in a relaxed and friendly environment. Premier Vision of Dallas is run by Dr. Karen Allen, a therapeutic optometrist and optometric glaucoma specialist, who can treat eye problems like pink eye and styes, dry eye and glaucoma, as well as providing precise and clear prescriptions for glasses and contacts. She is Addison – The Guide’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Award winner for best optometrist, and a finalist in our 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Stay safe this Halloween, but if any problems do arise, make your appointment at Premier Vision of Dallas today!