Halloween doesn't have to be a horror for your eyes
General Optical Council eBulletin 44
October 2019

Halloween doesn't have to be a horror for your eyes

This time each year, people across the country are preparing for the Halloween season, including those all-important costumes. And in recent years, spooky contact lenses have been increasingly popular.

Cosmetic contact lenses like these should only be sold by or under the supervision of an optometrist, dispensing optician or doctor, enabling wearers to receive appropriate aftercare advice. We are aware though that cosmetic lenses can be purchased online and in joke and fancy-dress shops, and we continue to take action to deal with this problem, working with Trading Standards and optical professional bodies in doing so.

You can also help by letting your patients know about the potential risks attached to wearing Halloween contact lenses. For more information, visit https://www.loveyourlenses.com/halloween/.

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