Novelty Contact Lenses - Beware!

As we come to the spookiest day of the year, Halloween, you can often see novelty contact lenses as they become part of some people's fancy dress. However, before you decide to put some of these on, be aware of the potential risks.

There's increased risk of scratched corneas, sore eyes and eye infections. These products are easily accessible on the High Street and online, but they come with little to no instructions on safe use. In addition, they are not professionally fitted so can cause serious problems such as serious eye infections or corneal abrasions.

Please take care and be aware of these problems when deciding wether to use these products, or allow family to do the same.