The Road to 2020
October has flown by! Trick-or-treating fun is right around the corner, soon to be followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas and the end of the year. In this blog post, we are highlighting Halloween eye safety and utilizing your vision plan benefits.
Halloween Eye Safety
When wearing Halloween masks, make sure that the eye holes are large enough to see through, and if need be you are able to wear your glasses comfortably behind the mask.
While cosmetic/costume contact lenses may add that extra pizzazz to your costume, beware of getting an eye infection from the cosmetic lenses. Cosmetic/costume contact lenses may not be sterile if not obtained from a reputable source. When buying contact lenses, you should always have to provide a contact lens prescription from your eye doctor. Wearing contact lenses that are not sterile may open you up to the possibility of developing an eye infection. That is more frightful than the headless horseman or zombies!
Additionally, it is illegal to sell contact lenses without a prescription. Contact lenses are a medical device regulated by the FDA. The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumer Act (FCLCA) https://www.aoa.org/advocacy/federal-advocacy/regulatory-issues-(hipaa-medicare-fclca-npi)/hipaa for more information.
So, play it safe: make sure you have a contact lens prescription and don’t buy the costume lenses at convenience stores, flea markets or anywhere else that does not require you to provide a prescription. A lifetime of vision outweighs that extra pizzazz for Halloween!
Vision Plan Benefits
As the temperatures cool down, our schedules heat up! Let us help you see the holidays and new year clearly! Now is a great time to call to schedule your eye exam. Don’t delay, call today to schedule your yearly eye exam with Dr. Smolenyak or Dr. Langel to take advantage of your vision plan benefits before the end of the year.
To schedule an appointment, call 919-282-1100.
Life is beautiful, see it clearly!