By using the right contact lenses in your Halloween costume, you will really stand out from the crowd. This is a great costume accessorie that is relatively inexpensive and can go a long way in winning you that coveted $10 gas station gift certificate they’re giving out for winning the costume contest.
Special effect contacts lenses allow you to change your eye color and even the shape of the pupil. You can get glow in the dark lenses, cat-eye or snake-eye pupils, or you can make your zombie outfit really scream with white-out lenses that look like heavy cataracts. Just make sure you follow the manufacturers instructions, and take care of some simple safety tips.
Safety tips for wearing special effect contacts lenses
1. Wash your hands with warm water and soap before handling your lenses.
2. Cut your fingernails and keep them clean so you don’t scratch your eye or the lenses.
3. Store the contact lenses in a contact lens solution. Don’t try to make your own, because it might not be sterile or cause damage to your eyes.
4. Use the storage container that comes with your contact lens solution. Keep it open when you’re wearing the lenses.
5. Change the contact lens solution every time you wear your lenses.
6. Discard the lenses after the expiration date
7. Don’t share your lenses with anyone, because you can pass bacteria back and forth and get an eye infection. Trust me, pink eye is no fun.
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