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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Halloween!

I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating.

Do you have a teen that wear contacts, or do you have a teen that is considering wearing colored "Halloween" contacts from a retail store? Did you know that wearing these types of contacts can cause serious damage to eyes? Honestly, I have never thought about this until I was contacted to do this campaign. Even though I have never worn the decorative contacts, I am a long time contact wearer and realize that these contacts cannot be very comfortable or safe!

Even though many retail stores sell these types of contacts, it simply is not healthy for your/ or your teens eye health. The contacts may not fit right, or you or your teen may not know how to properly put them in. I know that when I first started wearing contacts, there was a major learning curve and it took my quite some time to get used to putting them in, and the "feel" of them. On top of wearing contacts without a prescription, there are other issues some people have with contacts. There are many "safety" factors that need to be in place or considered when putting your contacts in.

Johnson & Johnson Acuvue Oasys provided these tips to keep your eyes healthy:
  • You should always wash and dry your hands before putting the contacts in. Make sure to use a lint free towel to avoid any debris getting into the eye. 
  • Always put on contacts before putting on makeup or any kind of paint for your Halloween costume. 
  • Be sure to remove contacts immediately if you have any vision changes, redness or the eye or excessive tearing. 
  • Always remove, clean and change your contacts out on a schedule that your eye doctor has recommended. 
You should NEVER EVER
  • Wear contacts that belong to another person
  • Wear your lenses longer than what is advised by the eye doctor
  • Rinse your contacts in water or expose to them to water while wearing (ie swimming or showering)
  • Use anything other than what your doctor recommends to lubricate contacts (ie saliva)
Contacts can be a great thing, and can help boost many peoples self esteem when worn properly! If you follow the directions of your eye doctor, then contacts should be a positive experience. So please, keep your eyes safe this Halloween season and for the rest of the year! 


I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating.

1 comment:

  1. great tips! my nieces in Guatemala have been buying contacts over there to make their eyes blue, or green or whatever and while they look great I am constantly preaching to them that they need to be careful for infections etc...

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