Posted by: tiffanyakraus | October 11, 2015

Colored Contacts & Halloween Safety

With the Autumn Equinox having just passed, people are already getting ready for Halloween. I am one of those people. Halloween means I get to dress up as a vampire slaying princess (blood splattered pink dress, stake, and all), and no one looks at me as if I am a freak.

I know I am not the only one. Many of my friends still dress up. Now that we are older, we can spend more money and add more detail to our costumes. One detail that can make or break a costume is eye color. In past blogs, we have told you the dangers of colored contact lenses, but there are safe means to get the color eyes you want.

Several major contact lens manufacturers provide colored contacts with or without vision correction. Anyone can get these contact lenses by visiting their optometrist or ophthalmologist and getting a prescription. Just as with regular contacts, it takes a week or so to get an order out (so what are you waiting for?).

Air Optix® Colors by Alcon are some of the most popular on the market because of both their rich colors and comfort level of the lenses.  Their colors are in the natural range for humans. Perfect if you want to dress up as Rogue from the X-Men but have brown eyes instead of green.

colored contacts

photo courtesy AIR OPTIX website

If you are in the market for something a bit more intense for your costume, contact lenses by Orion Vision Group might be for you. This company provides dozens of different colored contact lenses including sclera lenses (the red on black ones would be great for a Gambit themed costume). If you cannot find what you want, they have a custom designer for you to perfect your costume.

Buying from a reputable contact lens company is imperative to keeping your eyes healthy, as is using eye drops to keep your eyes lubricated and safely storing your lenses when not in use. Amcon Labs has an entire line of contact lens supplies to care for your lenses and eyes.

Remember to be safe and have fun this Halloween!


About the author: Tiffany Kraus is a territory sales manager for Amcon Labs who writes in her spare time. She will do anything to slip in her favourite comic book, movie, or TV show characters into her writing.


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