When it comes to Halloween Contact Lenses there are literally thousands of designs to choose from and just as many ways in which to use them. The main limiting factor will be your vision and how far away you want to see. There is really no limit on how many times you can wear the lenses or how many themed costumes you can put them on. Also, they can be worn during regular work hours and even at night.
What are costume contact lenses?
Just like colored contact lenses you can purchase special-effect (Halloween) contact lenses or simple power enhanced lenses that can be worn either without and with lens powers to change vision astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. You can purchase Halloween contact lenses for the whole family to wear at Halloween or just one pair for you or a friend. They are also sometimes available with a “spooky” costume if that’s what you need. Still, other Halloween contact lenses are made just for decorative purposes. They might have a Halloween theme, color, or design and are called Halloween contact lenses. Of course, you don’t have to have vision problems to wear these – they’re still very much a medical device.
There are several different categories of Halloween contact lenses. The most popular type is called “Candy Eye” and they’re designed to make you look like you have cat eyes. The other kind of special effects contact lenses are called “Lilith” and they give the appearance of white blobs under your eyes. The last category is called “Rattlesnake” and they give the look of a red dog that’s creeping up on you. Of course, all of these are still medical devices and you’ll still need to wear them every day if you want to have clear eyesight.
In case you can’t find any special effects contact lenses in any store near you check out your local optometrist’s office. They’ll likely have the largest selection and the best prices. Of course, some optometrists aren’t happy to sell their specialty items and will refer you to an eye care retailer, such as Acuvue. If you choose to use Acuvue be sure you get the type that’s right for you. There are lots of options to choose from.
Are colored contacts safe?
Even though some of the eye-care specialists may have some Halloween contact lenses available, you should still first consult with your eye doctor if you think you might be a good candidate for this type of cosmetic procedure. Remember, your eyesight is too important to risk wearing colored lenses. Your optometrist can also tell you if you need any type of special prescription in order to receive the correct lenses for your eyes. Some people even consider it safer to wear contacts that match their Halloween costume rather than colored ones that are actually meant for Halloween.
It’s also important to remember that with many of today’s costumes being made very realistic there are lots of opportunities for people to risk wearing the wrong Halloween contact lens. For example, when a character is wearing a black cape or a cape with a hoodie underneath they could be wearing fake colored contact lenses. This is why it’s usually best to take your time and make sure you’re getting exactly what you need. This way you know your eyes will be safe and not damaged while wearing your costume. When it comes to choosing the right Halloween contact lens for your special effects, you need to be extra careful so you don’t end up damaging your eyes during the party.