Fright night is nearly upon us and the team in store will be getting into the spirit of things, with a variety of fun and frights!
Specsavers in Leigh has been busy planning ghoul, gothic and scary costumes, baking mouthwatering sweet treats and preparing a slimy trick or treat tombola. All money raised with be donated to the Guide Dogs charity.
When choosing a spooky Halloween outfit, be sure to avoid any eyecare scares from novelty lenses.
How to stay safe & spooky this Halloween
1. Visit your optician before using novelty contact lenses: Even if you don’t have any issues with your vision, it is vital you have a comprehensive eye test to check the health of your eyes. Your optician can fit you with coloured contact lenses that are deemed safe to use and can also show you how to insert and remove them properly without damaging your eye.
2. Avoid buying cheap products online: You should be incredibly wary of buying from online sellers. If not fitted and used correctly, these lenses could be harmful to your eyes. It is better to invest more money into a pair from a qualified opticians to make sure you know that they’re safe to use.
3. Clean and store your lenses properly: Bacterial and fungal infections can occur when lenses are not cleaned or stored properly. Never rinse contact lenses with water and ensure you keep your lenses in a closed container with a proper solution, as opposed to a saline solution.
4. Do not fall asleep in your lenses: Falling asleep in your contact lenses is not a good idea. Sleeping in lenses which have not been specifically prescribed for overnight wear significantly increases the chances of eye infections.
5. Never share your lenses with others: It might sound obvious, but sharing contact lenses with other people is a big no-no, even if they haven’t be worn. Using lenses that are not yours can spread bacteria, infections and dirt particles. The same goes for your Halloween make up - mascara, eyeliner and eye shadow shouldn’t be shared.