Halloween Contact Lenses in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Cosmetic contact lenses can transform your humdrum Halloween costume into a dramatic, eye-catching expression. Whether you want to be a creepy cat, zombie ghoul, bloody vampire, or simply black out your irises, costume contacts are the perfect finish to any costume. Insert a pair of novelty contact lenses and watch every gaze turn your way.
Although we don’t sell specialty colored contact lenses, be sure to consult with one of our eye doctors for guidance about what colored contacts are safe for your eyes.
Look Scary, Be Safe
When you wear special effects (SFX) contact lenses, you aim to look scary – but not have a scary experience with your own vision! Many patients might think that it’s safe to buy contacts for Halloween from any website or store without a prescription from an eye doctor. Yet to avoid serious damage to your eyes, a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist must administer a complete eye exam to take precise measurements and ensure the proper contact lenses are prescribed – contacts are considered medical devices after all. Each of our stores provide full contact lens exams, and we carry regular contact lenses as well for your everyday use.
Contact lenses are not one-size-fits-all. A poor fit can lead to eye infections, corneal abrasions, corneal ulcers, and other severe eye injuries and conditions. Many cosmetic masking lenses are thicker than standard contacts, which makes them less permeable to oxygen. Therefore, depending upon the individual eye condition, some people cannot wear these contacts safely. Keratitis, one type of dangerous eye infection associated with wearing contact lenses improperly, can cause permanent vision loss.
Remember, costume contacts can turn your Halloween into a horrid nightmare if you don’t have a valid and current (less than a year old) contact lens fitting and prescription from your eye doctor. Our Ft. Lauderdale, FL optometrist will examine your eyes to recommend the safest contact lens fit.
Cleaning Your Costume Lenses
While laundering your Halloween costume and accessories may not be possible, new contact lenses must be cleaned and disinfected just like normal lenses. Bacteria can spread and grow rapidly on contacts, in as little as 24 hours of wearing them.
If you experience symptoms of eye pain, redness or reduced vision that doesn’t go away quickly, contact us to schedule an immediate eye exam in our Ft. Lauderdale, FL office. Many eye infections and injuries are treatable at the beginning, and there’s no reason to take risks with your vision.
Beware of Anime Lenses
These theatrical lenses may give you a striking presentation – like an illustrated character or doll – yet they are particularly unsafe for your eyes. With extra-large diameters, anime circle lenses are not medically approved or available by prescription. For the lasting health of your vision, our Ft. Lauderdale, FL eye care specialists warn you to stay clear of buying these costume lenses!
Fantastic Collection of Contacts in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
If you know exactly what you want, share your idea with our eye doctors. We’ll gladly guide you in finding the best contact lenses for your eyes. If you’re not sure yet of your costume, our opticians can make suggestions to ensure that your eyes appear sensational.