October is Halloween Safety Month!

To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story – going blind because of a costume accessory – the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. Novelty contact lenses are safe to wear - but only when they are properly prescribed, cared for, and purchased from a legitimate source. Costume contact lenses that are not prescribed by your doctor may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun Halloween night into a nightmare. If these are necessary to complete your Halloween look, you’re in luck! FDA-approved costume contact lenses are available through Western Carolina Eye Associates. They are selling out quickly, so give us a call today at (828) 264-0042 if interested.

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Anna Greene