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Posted on 10-21-2015

3 Risks of Wearing Decorative Contact Lens Products for Halloween

decorative contact lenses Halloween Sandy Springs optometristIf you want to propel your Halloween costume to new heights with decorative contact lens products, you must understand the risks and dangers of wearing mass produced sets. Many of these decorative contacts do not use high quality, porous materials that allow the ocular tissues to breathe. Furthermore, without assistance from a practiced optometry clinic, the contact lenses may move around the surface of your eye. These complications can lead to irritation, infection and vision loss.  

Irritation

Constant irritation from cheap decorative contact lenses can disrupt your Halloween fun and even lead to serious medical complications. Although decorative Halloween lenses utilize soft contact technology, quality and construction is often lacking.  The subpar materials and improper fit may impede airflow and scratch the corneal surface.

Infection

When you obtain contact lenses from your optometry clinic, the perfect fit helps keep debris and bacteria from accumulating under the lenses. With low quality decorative contacts, these contaminants often end up trapped against the surface of your eye by the lenses. With just one movement, the cheap lenses can scratch your eye and allow infection-causing bacteria to flow deep into the wound.

Vision Loss

Any type of damage to your eye can result in the permanent loss of vision. Bacterial infections are particularly dangerous due to the risk of impairing your vision if the condition is not promptly resolved. By using cheap decorative Halloween lenses, you increase the risk of damage to your eye structures with every wear. Since vision loss is not reversible, it is often wise to avoid any use of low quality contact lenses.

Seeking Assistance from an Optometrist 

To avoid these risk factors, have an optometrist from our location in Sandy Springs fit you with high quality decorative contact lenses. With the correct specification, you can pick up perfectly sized and shaped contacts made from the highest quality materials. Don't wait, call us today at (404) 800-3705.

Do you plan to use decorative contact lenses for your Halloween costumes this year?

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