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AOP shares Halloween contact lens advice

The Association has provided eight tips to ensure eye infections aren’t part of any Halloween horrors

17 Oct 2019 by Andrew McClean

The AOP has highlighted that poor quality contact lenses can cause eye health complications ahead of Halloween.

It noted that there is an increased risk of corneal ulcers or abrasions and eye infections associated with low quality contact lenses, with one in 10 eye experts seeing a patient with eye problems after wearing novelty contact lenses.

In order to promote safe contact lens use at Halloween, the AOP has shared eight tips for buying and wearing contact lenses.

Advice includes buying and getting contact lenses fitted by an optometrist or contact lens optician, as it is illegal to sell contact lenses without the supervision of a registered professional.

The AOP also said that lenses should not be shared with anyone else, or worn over night unless specifically designed for extended use.

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