October is Halloween Eye Safety Month
Optometric Physician Dr. Russell W. Chappius III presents South Jersey Eye Associates “Eye on Vision” for October.
October is Halloween Eye Safety Month. To ensure that your family enjoys a vision-safe Halloween, follow these safety tips from Dr. Chappius:
- Test any eye or face makeup on the back of your hand to check for allergy or sensitivity.
- Avoid costumes with masks, wigs, floppy hats, or eye patches that block vision.
- Refrain from pointed props such as spears, swords, or wands that may harm other children’s eyes.
- Carry a bright flashlight to improve visibility.
- Never buy cosmetic contacts without a prescription! Never share your cosmetic contacts with others or use someone else’s contacts! Improper use of cosmetic lenses can lead to serious eye complications. These problems include bacterial infections, swelling, eye pain, sensitivity to light, conjunctivitis (pink eye), corneal scratches, corneal ulceration, and even permanent loss of sight.
Contact SJEA today to schedule an appointment to learn more about Halloween Eye Safety and ensure your family has the best vision possible.
We look forward to seeing you soon!