Treat your eyes right this Halloween!
It’s fun to put on scary costumes for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties, but you don’t want to end up with something truly frightening – permanent damage to your eyesight.
Here are some tips to help you keep you and your kids eyes safe.
1. Do not use decorative contact lenses without a prescription from an eye care professional.
2. Because masks can limit or block eye site, consider wearing makeup instead of masks. Always wear hypoallergenic make-up. Follow product guidelines carefully about applying product around the eyes.
3. If a sword, cane, spear or wand is part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not too sharp or too long. A child may be hurt by these if they stumble or fall.
4. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for children and their escorts.
5. To keep your home safe for trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything that a child could trip over, such as hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
6. Check outdoor lights and replace burned out bulbs for the safety of those trick-or-treaters.
Black Hills Regional Eye Institute would like to wish you and your family a safe and Happy Halloween!