Witches, warlocks, black cats and devils across Hertfordshire are being urged to make sure they look after their eyes this Halloween. With novelty lenses being so popular, stores across the region want to ensure that revellers don’t make mistakes when getting dressed up. 

What are the risks? 

When handled incorrectly, lenses can result in numerous minor eye conditions – such as red eye, infections and scratches - as well as more serious complications that can, in severe cases, lead to sight loss.

What should I do? 

Dr Nigel Best, Specsavers clinical spokesperson, says: ‘If you do start to notice any discomfort, irritation or pain during or after wearing Halloween contact lenses visit an opticians immediately. Many of our Specsavers stores now offer eye health clinics where you can receive treatment for a range of minor eye conditions without needing to visit your GP or hospital.’

You should also ensure that any make-up is removed properly before going to bed to avoid any bacteria and oil build-up which can cause inflammation. 

If you have any concerns, please do pop into a store today. 

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