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Halloween Eye Safety

Halloween Eye Safety

Happy Halloween! We hope you have a safe and happy Halloween! In the spirit of the holiday, we want to share a few tips for keeping your peepers safe while haunting this evening.

1. Halloween Costume Contact Lenses
While they can make a great addition to your Halloween costume, they pose serious risks to your vision. These lenses are decorative and meant to make changes to color of your eyes. You may see them in different colors, or they look like vampire, werewolf or witch eyes. But, beware, non prescription sale of contact lenses is illegal – and if they are purchased anywhere except from a licensed eye care professional they can cause serious damage. “Non-prescription costume contacts can cause injuries such as cuts and open sores in the protective layer of the iris and pupil and potentially blinding painful bacterial infections. These injuries can require serious eye surgeries such as corneal transplants, and in some cases lead to permanent vision loss” (source). Be safe and say no to novelty contact lenses this Halloween – unless of course, you purchased them from an eye care professional.
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2. Halloween Makeup 
Halloween makeup can make a costume extra scary – follow these tips for application and removal to make sure your peepers stay safe.
– Only use makeup products that are approved for use on skin.
– Keep makeup away from the eye area.
– Use caution when removing makeup so as not to get it in the eyes. Use a safe eye makeup remover for the eye area and mild soap to remove from your face.
– Don’t share your makeup and be sure to wash brushes and applicators!
– Use extra caution when applying false eyelashes – only apply them according to package instructions and do not dye your eyelashes or eyebrows, there are no FDA approved eyelash or eyebrow dyes.
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3. Pointy Objects & Costumes
Exercise extra caution with pointy objects – like plastic pirate swords and costume elements. Make sure kiddos understand to keep them low to the ground and never to point them in people’s faces. If costumes have masks or hats – make sure they are secure and not at risk of poking you in the eye!
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Fall Sun Sale

Fall Sun Sale

Join us 10/23-10/25 for our fall sunglasses sale event! Save 50% off ALL sunglasses, excludes Maui Jim and Costa Del Mar.

You can take advantage of this sale event at BOTH locations – our Del Ray office and our new Hilltop office.

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Second Location: eye2eye Hilltop

Second Location: eye2eye Hilltop

We are now accepting appointments at our new second location, eye2eye Hilltop. Eye2eye Hilltop is located in the Hilltop Village Center in Alexandria, near the new Wegmans. Please call 703-822-0570 to book an appointment at our new location.

Hilltop Village Center
eye2eye optometry corner
6475 Old Beulah St.
Alexandria, VA 22315
703.822.0570

We’re excited to now offer two locations to help meet your eye care needs. Our new location, eye2eye Hilltop, will offer military discounts to those with active military IDs, the same unique, high quality selection of eyewear and the same exceptional service you’ll enjoy at our current Del Ray location.

Give us a call at 703-822-0570 to book an appointment at our new Hilltop location, or drop us a line at hilltop@myeye2eye.com with questions. We look forward to serving you at our two Alexandria locations!

 

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