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  • Putting In and Taking Off Halloween Contacts and Color Contacts

    Putting In and Taking Off Halloween Contacts and Color Contacts

    Before putting your new lenses in for the first time, read "How To Care For Your New Halloween Contacts" for instructions on how to sanitize and prep your lenses before wearing them and care and safety tips.

    How To Put In Halloween Contacts

    1. Start by washing your hands with a soap that is not cream based and dry with a lint-free towel.

    2. Pour, or gently scoop, the first lens into your palm. Inspect the lenses for particles, deposits, small crack or tears.

    3. Place the lens, cup side up, on your dry index finger and check that the lens is not inside out. See tips bellow on how to tell if your lenses are inside out.

    4. Hold your upper eyelid open and pull your lower eyelid down with your other hand, to prevent blinking.  Tilt your head slightly back and look up.

    5. Place the lens onto the lower part of your eye. Release your eyelids one at a time, lower lid first, and then the upper one. This should slide the lens into place in the center of your eye.

    6. It can take a few moments for your eye to become accustom to the lens; if your lenses feel dry or if your vision is blurred blink several times or apply one or two eye drops.

    7. Repeat this procedure with the second lens.

    8. If you work with your lenses near the sink, close the drain.  If the lens drops in the sink, you should disinfect the lens again.

    • If any cream, lotion, dust or lint gets on the lens it can cause irritation, blurriness or even infection so always be sure to handle your lenses with clean hands.
    • Avoid using your fingernails when handling contact lenses.  Lenses are delicate and can tear, scratch and rip easily if not handled carefully.
    • It is advisable to place solution in your lens carrying case and carry it with you at all times. You never know when you may have to remove your lenses.

    How To Tell If Your Lenses Are Inside Out

    There are a few simple tricks that can be used to tell which is the front and which is the back on Halloween contacts.  If your contacts are inside out don't worry, just gently flip them!  Always be careful and gentle with your lenses, they can tear if nicked with a fingernail or if squeezed too hard.

    • The Side View: After washing your hands, gently scoop one of your lenses out of the storage case and place it cup side up on your index finger, as if you were going to put it into your eye.  Hold your finger up in front of your eyes and look closely at the side of the lens lens, not down into the lens.  If the lens looks like a cup with perfectly upright edges, half of a ball, or a "U" shape, it is right side out.  If the edges flair out and look like a bowl with a rim or are a fluted shape, your color contacts are inside out.
    • The Taco Test: Hold your contact lens carefully between your index finger and your thumb, cup side up.  Gently squeeze the lens so the edges are free and the lens starts to fold in half.  If the lens looks like a hard taco, with the edges pointing straight up, it is right side out.  If the edges flair out towards your fingers the lens is inside out.

    Safely Removing Halloween Contacts

    1. Start by washing your hands with a soap that is not cream based and dry with a lint-free towel.

    2. Place your index finger on the lower eyelid of your eye pulling the eyelid down and look up.

    3. Touch the lower edge of the lens with the tip of your index finger and slide the lens downward.

    4. Squeeze the lens lightly between the thumb and the index finger and then gently remove the “folded up” lens from the eye.

    5. If you have difficulty removing the lens, place a few comfort drops in the eye, wait a few minutes and try again.

    6. Upon removal, place the lens in your palm ready to be cleaned.

    Cleaning Your Lenses After You've Taken Them Out

    1. You must clean and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them.

    2. Squeeze several drops of daily contact lens all purpose solution into your palm.

    3. Very gently rub one side of the lens with the solution against the palm of your hand using your index finger for about 5 seconds, in a straight back and forth motion. Then turn the lens over and repeat the cleaning process, adding a few more drops of solution.

    4. Rinse the lens thoroughly with more all purpose solution. Never use homemade solutions, tap water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as they may contain organisms that could cause an infection.

    5. Place the lens into one side of the storage case and fill with fresh solution.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • Info on Buying Halloween Contacts or Color Contacts

    Info on Buying Halloween Contacts or Color Contacts

    Information You Should Know Before Purchasing Lenses

    Before you purchase Halloween contacts, theatrical contacts or color contacts there are a few things you should know in order to get the most out of your buying experience.

    Why EVERYONE needs a prescription to order Halloween Contacts

    The FDA considers all contact lenses medical devices, this includes Plano (0.00) lenses.  All contact lenses including Plano lenses, also known as nonprescription contact lenses can only be sold with a prescription from an Eye Care Professional.  Even if you are just buying lenses for a costume and your eyes do not need vision correction, you are still required to see an optometrist and obtain a valid prescription before purchasing any corrective or non-corrective contact lenses.

    The difference between a Prescription Contact Lens and a Contact Lens Prescription

    The terms "Prescription Contact Lenses" and "Contact Lens Prescription" are often mistaken for each other, even though they are two very different things.  This can be confusing for new lens buyers.  Below is an explanation of the terms and what they mean to you as a potential contact lens wearer.

    • Contact Lens Prescription: A "Contact Lens Prescription" is what you must have in order to purchase contact lenses.  The FDA now considers all contact lenses medical devices – this includes non-corrective Plano (0.00) lenses – and can only be sold with the involvement of an eye care professional.  Due to new Federal law, it is required that you, the customer, see an eye care professional and obtain a valid prescription before purchasing any corrective or Plano contact lenses.  Obtaining a "Contact Lens Prescription" or "Prescription for Contact Lenses" is easy.  Just set up an appointment with a local Eye Care Professional for an examination.
    • Prescription Contact Lenses: "Prescription Contact Lenses" are contacts that have prescriptive powers meant for vision correction.  Power refers to the strength of vision correction for contact lenses.  Measured in diopters, it is scaled in 0.25 increments and is always preceded by a + (plus) or a – (minus).  If you do not require corrective vision, please select the Plano (0.00) option when purchasing contact lenses.

    Lens Sizes

    All of our lenses state what Diameter (Dia) and Base Curve (BC) they are in the "Additional Information" section of the product page.  Make sure to check this information carefully to be sure you are ordering the correct size for your eyes.  We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use this information for prescription verification purposes only.  If your eyes require a different size than the desired lens is available in please submit a Customer Service Ticket and we will do our best to help you.  Please note that we do not make custom or specialty lenses.

    Contact lenses come in various styles and sizes and not all contact lenses are not suitable for everyone.  On each product page under Additional Information is listed the following lens information:

    • Base Curve
    • Diameter
    • Materials
    • Lens Type

    It is helpful to have this lenses information available for your Eye Care Professional when you go in to get your contact lens prescription.

    Submitting your prescription information is very simple.  Once you have added your desired lenses to the shopping cart, proceed through the checkout system.  In the Order Review section of the shopping cart fill in your Eye Care Professional's Information (name and phone number) and we will verify that your prescription is current and valid. We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size or prescriptive power based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use your Eye Doctor's information to verify that you have a prescription for contact lenses and we ship you exactly what you order.  If you need prescription contacts be sure to choose the correct power when ordering your lenses, if you need non-prescription contacts choose "0.00". Verifying your contact lens prescription takes a minimum of 24 hours. Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • How To Care For Your New Halloween Contacts and Colored Contacts

    How To Care For Your New Halloween Contacts and Colored Contacts

    Contact Lens Safety

    Taking care of your Halloween Contacts before, after and in between uses is not only essential for keeping the lenses in good condition, free of wear and tear, but more importantly it's essential for the health and well-being of your eyes. Not following a proper cleaning protocol may put you at risk for a host of eye infections, some of which can be very serious and possibly result in blindness.

    With the proper instructions and a few supplies, contact lens care is a simple task that will allow you to keep your eyes safe and healthy while enjoying your new lenses as long as possible.

    Four Simple Steps For Basic Care of Halloween Contacts 

    • Prepare: Wash your hands to remove dirt and germs that could contaminate your eyes; avoid moisturizing or cream-based soaps as they are not good for colored contacts. Dry with a clean, lint-free towel.
    • Clean: Avoiding your fingernails, remove one contact lens and clean it in the solution product recommended by your eye care professional. Place a few drops of the solution into the palm of your hand and gently rub lens with index finger to remove debris. Add more solution and flip over lens to repeat process.
    • Rinse: Rinse lens with more solution to wash away dirt and build-up; don’t skimp on this step. Also, never use water from the tap as a rinsing agent as it contains micro-organisms that could cause an unwanted infection.
    • Disinfect: Store your Halloween contact lens in a clean case that has been filled with fresh solution to begin the disinfection process. “Topping off” your lens case with a bit of solution is like mixing clean with dirty; don’t do it! Allow your contact lenses to disinfect in the solution for the full amount of time, often 6 hours or longer, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

    Following these simple steps will keep your contact lenses sterile and clean for your next wearing. These basic care instructions will remove build-up, cosmetics, allergens and other debris that can muck up your lenses, making them uncomfortable to wear. When you follow the steps you will be happy with your contact lenses and they will be happy with you!

    Disinfecting Your Lenses Before Use:

    1. Begin by washing your hands with a NON CREAM BASED soap and dry with a lint-free towel.

    2. Open your new lens package; pour the first lens and storage fluid from the lens case into your palm.  Inspect it for particles, deposits and small crack or tears.

    3. Squeeze several drops of daily contact lens all purpose solution onto the lens in your palm.

    4. Very gently rub one side of the lens with the solution against the palm of your hand using your index finger for about 5 seconds, in a straight back and forth motion. Then turn the lens over and repeat the cleaning process, adding a few more drops of solution.

    5. Fill your case with fresh contact lens all purpose solution; place the lens in the storage case to disinfect

    6. Repeat 2 through 5 with the second lens.

    7. Ensure that the lenses sit in fresh solution for a minimum of 6 hours before wearing them for the first time, to ensure disinfection.

    8. Never use homemade solutions, tap water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as they may contain organisms that could cause an infection.

    Storing Your Lenses for Disinfection:

    1. Fill your case with contact lens all purpose solution. Place your lenses in the storage case; you must store the lens for a minimum of 6 hours for disinfection to be complete before putting it back into your eye.

    2. If a soft lens dries out, it will shrivel-up and can break easily.  A dried lens can be re-hydrated in the recommended solution.

    3. Never store soft lenses in tap water, mineral water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as there is a risk of infection.

    4. Our Halloween contact lenses will last for 3 months (90 uses) with daily wear, or up to one year with occasional use and proper care and cleaning. Our Colored Contact Lenses are designed to be two week disposable, which means that they should be replaced every 2 weeks if worn daily. They will however last in excess of 3 months with occasional use and if handled with care.

    Other good lens wearing habits 

    • Limit wearing for 6 to 8 hours at a time; do not wear them for napping or sleeping. Even if the contact lenses are not bothering you, your eyes still need time to get fresh air and rest.
    • When applying makeup, insert your cleaned lenses after you have fixed yourself up; use water-based cosmetics rather than oil-based cosmetics when at all possible.
    • When washing your face at night, do so after you have first removed, cleaned and disinfected your contact lenses according to the directions.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • First Time Halloween Contact Lens and Colored Lens Wearers FAQ

    First Time Halloween Contact Lens and Colored Lens Wearers FAQ

    Are Halloween Contacts, Theatrical Contacts and Color Contacts Comfortable?
    Most people report that they are comfortable if worn for less than 8 hours at a time.  New users, and those with very sensitive eyes, may experience some discomfort when they first wear Halloween contact lenses, most eyes need a little time to adjust to the sensation of wearing lenses.  Halloween contact lenses should not be worn for extended periods of time, usually no more than 8 hours at a time or as recommended by your eye doctor.

    Are Halloween Contacts Safe?
    All of our contact lenses are FDA approved and if used in a responsible manner, as instructed by our care guides and your Eye Care Professional, our Halloween Contacts are extremely safe.  It is important to remember the all contact lenses, even those with no corrective power, are medical devices and should be used, treated and cared for as such.  Most times problems with Halloween contacts are caused by poor hygiene, improper lens care and sharing of lenses between friends or family.

    Can I Share My Contact Lenses With My Friends?
    NEVER share lenses with anyone else and NEVER wear someone else's lenses, this includes family.  When lenses are shared, microscopic organisms are transferred between the wearers and serious eye problems can result, including possible eye infection or other dangerous eye conditions.

    Can I Wear Halloween Contacts Over Prescription Contacts?
    No.  Contact lenses are not manufactured for layering, severe damage to your eyes and cornea scratching may occur that may result in serious infections. If you require a prescription there are many colored, theatrical and Halloween contacts available with a Power (prescription).

    How Long Will Halloween Contacts Last?
    Most of our Halloween contact lenses and some of our Color Contacts will last for 3 months (90 uses) with daily wear, or up to one year with occasional use and proper care and cleaning.   Some of our Colored Contact Lenses are designed to be two week disposables, which means that they should be replaced every 2 weeks if worn daily. They will however last in excess of 3 months with occasional use and if handled with care.  The recommended replacement is listed on each product page under Additional Information.

    What Lens Solution Should I Use With Halloween Contacts and Color Contacts?
    You can use all purpose, all in one solutions which are available at your local drug store. With these solutions you can clean, lubricate, disinfect and store your lenses.

    Will Color Contacts Interfere With My Vision?
    The opening in the contact lenses for your pupil has been optimized in size so as to limit interference with your vision. You may however, experience some loss of peripheral vision while wearing the lenses.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • Choosing and Purchasing The Right Halloween Contacts or Color Contacts

    Choosing and Purchasing The Right Halloween Contacts or Color Contacts

    When choosing Halloween contacts or colored contacts there are a few different choices and options that you should be aware of in order to make an informed purchase.

    Lens Diameter and Base Curve

    All of our lenses state what dimensions (Dia and BC) they are in the "Additional Information" section of the product page.  Make sure to check this information carefully to be sure you are ordering the correct size for your eyes.  We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information; we use this information for prescription verification purposes only.  If your eyes require a different size than the desired lens is available in please submit a Customer Service Ticket and we will do our best to help you.  Please note that we do not make custom or specialty lenses.

    Pairs vs. Single Lenses

    Most of our Theatrical and Halloween Contact Lenses are sold as single lenses.  This gives our customers the convenience to mix-and-match lenses for countless style options.  However a few of our lenses are sold as Pairs.  Follow our handy guide below to ensure you are ordering the intended number of lenses.  Listed next to the price on each product page will be one of the following:

    • Per Lens - Means that the stated price is for One Single Lens.  One Single Lens is just one (1) lens for one eye.  If you would like to purchase a pair of lenses you must enter "2" in the Quantity Box.
    • Per Pair - Means that the price is for a Pair Of Lenses.  A pair of lenses consists of two (2) singles lenses, one lens for each eye.  Enter "1" in the Quantity Box to purchase a Pair of Lenses.

    Power vs. Plano

    Power refers to the strength of vision correction for contact lenses.  Measured in diopters, it is scaled in 0.25 increments and is always preceded by a + (plus) or a – (minus).  Plano lenses have no vision correction at all and are meant for those who do not require vision correction.  Plano color contact lenses can be worn for cosmetic purposes in conjunction with prescription eyeglasses.  If you want non-corrective color contacts, please select the Plano (0.00) option when purchasing your lenses.

    Some of our Prescription Colored Contacts come with the option to choose different prescriptions for each eye.  Some of them come packaged with the same power per pair of lenses. Below the Price on the product page will be one of the following:

    • Power* with a Select an Option drop-down - Means that lens is only available as a pair of lenses with the same power.  If you need different powers for each of your eyes and you want a brand that does not offer this option, you must purchase two pairs, one of each prescription.
    • Right (OD)* and Left (OS)* each with their own Select an Option drop-down - Means that lens has the option to be purchased with different powers per eye.

    Sending Prescription

    Submitting your prescription information is very simple.  Once you have added your desired lenses to the shopping cart, proceed through the checkout system.  In the Order Review section of the shopping cart fill in your Eye Care Professional's Information (name and phone number) and we will verify that your prescription is current and valid. We do not not ship out lenses in a specific size or prescriptive power based off your submitted prescription or Eye Doctor's information, we use your Eye Doctor's information to verify that you have a prescription for contact lenses and we ship you exactly what you order.  If you need prescription contacts be sure to choose the correct power when ordering your lenses, if you need non-prescription contacts choose "0.00". Verifying your contact lens prescription takes a minimum of 24 hours. Once verified, your order will be processed and shipped.

    The FDA now considers all contact lenses medical devices; this includes Plano (0.00) lenses and can only be sold with the involvement of an Eye Care Professional. Due to new Federal law it is required that you, the customer, see an eye care professional and obtain a valid prescription before purchasing any corrective or Plano contact lenses.

    Return Policy

    When you first receive your lenses check them out through the vials or blister packs before opening them.  If you are unhappy with the lenses please submit a Return Ticket.  Returned item(s) must be unopened with all seals intact.  Due to health and sanitary restrictions our Return Policy states we are unable to issue refunds unless the lens vials/blister packs are still sealed, so be sure that you are happy with your lenses before opening them.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • Will Color Contact or Costume Halloween Contacts interfere with my vision

    Will Color Contact or Costume Halloween Contacts interfere with my vision?

    The opening in the contact lenses for your pupil has been optimized in size so as to limit interference with your vision. You may however, experience some loss of peripheral vision while wearing the lenses.

    Talk with your eye care professional if you have any questions or concerns about your vision.

  • What cleaning solutions are safe for use with my Contact Lenses

    What cleaning solutions are safe for use with my Contact Lenses?

    You can use all purpose, all in one solutions which are available at your local drug store. With these solutions you can clean, lubricate, disinfect and store your lenses.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • Tips For Halloween or Theatrical Contact Lens Wearers

    Tips For Halloween or Theatrical Contact Lens Wearers

    Tips and Tricks for Lens Wearers:

    1. Follow the "Step-by-Step Lens Care Instructions" on inspecting and disinfecting your lenses for the first time, then follow the instructions on inserting your lenses.

    2. You will have far more success and satisfaction with the lens if you follow the schedule below. Your eyes need time to adjust to the lens.

    Day 1 - 1 hour of wear
    Day 2 - 2 hours of wear
    Day 3 - 3 hours of wear
    Day 4 - 3 hour of wear
    Day 5 - 3 hours of wear
    Day 6 - 4 hours of wear
    Day 7 - 5 hour of wear
    Day 8 - 6 to 8 hours of wear

    3. For your safety, always remember to clean your lenses thoroughly and follow the Step-by-Step Lens Care Instructions guide.

    4. Reaction of first time contact lens use includes: tearing, redness and sensitivity to light, itchiness, increased blinking, and movement of the lens.

    5. As your eyes adapt to wearing lenses these symptoms will gradually diminish.

    Making Cleanliness a Habit:

    Want to make the most of your contact lenses? For great vision and healthy, comfortable lens wear, keep these guidelines in mind.

    1. These lenses are for cosmetic purposes and should only be worn for 6 to 8 hours at a time, even if they feel comfortable.

    2. Never sleep or nap while wearing your lenses.

    3. Apply cosmetics after you insert your lens and remove cosmetics after removing your lenses. Water based cosmetics are less damaging to your lens then oil based.

    4. Avoid handling of your lenses for too long before inserting them or you could cause an eye irritation.

    5. Never swim while wearing your lenses. It is very likely that you will lose them and if not lost they may get contaminated.

    6. Do not get lotions, creams or sprays in your eyes or on your lenses and avoid the presence of chemicals.

    7. Never skip in lens care. Just cleaning the lenses after each wear is not enough. If you don't wear your lenses every day you must still clean them and change the solution they are stored in twice per week.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • Step-by-Step Lens Care Instructions

    Step-by-Step Lens Care Instructions

    Contact Lens Care and Instructions

    Disinfecting Your Lenses Before Use:

    1. Begin by washing your hands with a NON CREAM BASED soap and dry with a lint-free towel.

    2. Open your new lens package; pour the first lens and storage fluid from the lens case into your palm.  Inspect it for particles, deposits and small crack or tears.

    3. Squeeze several drops of daily contact lens all purpose solution onto the lens in your palm.

    4. Very gently rub one side of the lens with the solution against the palm of your hand using your index finger for about 5 seconds, in a straight back and forth motion. Then turn the lens over and repeat the cleaning process, adding a few more drops of solution.

    5. Fill your case with fresh contact lens all purpose solution; place the lens in the storage case to disinfect

    6. Repeat 2 through 5 with the second lens.

    7. Ensure that the lenses sit in fresh solution for a minimum of 6 hours before wearing them for the first time, to ensure disinfection.

    8. Never use homemade solutions, tap water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as they may contain organisms that could cause an infection.

    Inserting Your Contact Lenses:

    1. Begin by washing your hands with a NON CREAM BASED soap and dry with a lint-free towel.  If any cream, lotion, dust or lint gets on the lens it can cause irritation, blurriness or even infection, also wet fingers can cause a soft lens to flatten or stick to your finger.

    2. Avoid using your fingernails, your lenses are delicate and can tear easily if not handled carefully.

    3. Pour the first lens and storage fluid from the lens case into your palm. Inspect the lenses for particles, deposits, small crack or tears.

    4. Place the lens, cup side up, on your dry index finger.

    5. Check that the lens is not inside out. If it is right side out the edge of the lens will appear almost straight up. If it is inside out the edges will flare out.

    6. Hold your upper eyelid open and pull your lower eyelid down with your other hand, to prevent blinking.  Tilt your head slightly back and look up.

    7. Place the lens onto the lower part of your eye. Release your eyelids one at a time, lower lid first, and then the upper one. This should slide the lens into place in the center of your eye.

    8. It can take a few moments for your eye to become accustom to the lens; if your lenses feel dry or if your vision is blurred blink several times or apply one or two comfort drops (eye drops).

    9. Repeat this procedure with the second lens.

    10. If you work with your lenses near the sink, close the drain.  If the lens drops in the sink, you should disinfect the lens again.

    *It is advisable to place solution in your lens carrying case and carry it with you at all times. You never know when you may have to remove your lenses.

    Removing Your Contact Lenses: 

    1. Begin by washing your hands with a NON CREAM BASED soap and dry with a lint-free towel

    2. Place your index finger on the lower eyelid of your eye pulling the eyelid down and look up.

    3. Touch the lower edge of the lens with the tip of your index finger and slide the lens downward.

    4. Squeeze the lens lightly between the thumb and the index finger and then gently remove the “folded up” lens from the eye.

    5. If you have difficulty removing the lens, place a few comfort drops in the eye, wait a few minutes and try again.

    6. Upon removal, place the lens in your palm ready to be cleaned.

    Cleaning Your Lenses After Removal:

    1. You must clean and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them.

    2. Squeeze several drops of daily contact lens all purpose solution into your palm.

    3. Very gently rub one side of the lens with the solution against the palm of your hand using your index finger for about 5 seconds, in a straight back and forth motion. Then turn the lens over and repeat the cleaning process, adding a few more drops of solution.

    4. Rinse the lens thoroughly with more all purpose solution. Never use homemade solutions, tap water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as they may contain organisms that could cause an infection.

    Storing Your Lenses for Disinfection: 

    1. Fill your case with contact lens all purpose solution. Place your lenses in the storage case; you must store the lens for a minimum of 6 hours for disinfection to be complete before putting it back into your eye.

    2. If a soft lens dries out, it will shrivel-up and can break easily.  A dried lens can be re-hydrated in the recommended solution.

    3. Never store soft lenses in tap water, mineral water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as there is a risk of infection.

    4. Our Halloween contact lenses will last for 3 months (90 uses) with daily wear, or up to one year with occasional use and proper care and cleaning. Our Colored Contact Lenses are designed to be two week disposable, which means that they should be replaced every 2 weeks if worn daily. They will however last in excess of 3 months with occasional use and if handled with care.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

  • Putting In and Taking Off Halloween Contacts and Color Contacts

    Putting In and Taking Off Halloween Contacts and Color Contacts

    Before putting your new lenses in for the first time, read "How To Care For Your New Halloween Contacts" for instructions on how to sanitize and prep your lenses before wearing them and care and safety tips.

    How To Put In Halloween Contacts

    1. Start by washing your hands with a soap that is not cream based and dry with a lint-free towel.

    2. Pour, or gently scoop, the first lens into your palm. Inspect the lenses for particles, deposits, small crack or tears.

    3. Place the lens, cup side up, on your dry index finger and check that the lens is not inside out. See tips bellow on how to tell if your lenses are inside out.

    4. Hold your upper eyelid open and pull your lower eyelid down with your other hand, to prevent blinking.  Tilt your head slightly back and look up.

    5. Place the lens onto the lower part of your eye. Release your eyelids one at a time, lower lid first, and then the upper one. This should slide the lens into place in the center of your eye.

    6. It can take a few moments for your eye to become accustom to the lens; if your lenses feel dry or if your vision is blurred blink several times or apply one or two eye drops.

    7. Repeat this procedure with the second lens.

    8. If you work with your lenses near the sink, close the drain.  If the lens drops in the sink, you should disinfect the lens again.

    • If any cream, lotion, dust or lint gets on the lens it can cause irritation, blurriness or even infection so always be sure to handle your lenses with clean hands.
    • Avoid using your fingernails when handling contact lenses.  Lenses are delicate and can tear, scratch and rip easily if not handled carefully.
    • It is advisable to place solution in your lens carrying case and carry it with you at all times. You never know when you may have to remove your lenses.

    How To Tell If Your Lenses Are Inside Out

    There are a few simple tricks that can be used to tell which is the front and which is the back on Halloween contacts.  If your contacts are inside out don't worry, just gently flip them!  Always be careful and gentle with your lenses, they can tear if nicked with a fingernail or if squeezed too hard.

    • The Side View: After washing your hands, gently scoop one of your lenses out of the storage case and place it cup side up on your index finger, as if you were going to put it into your eye.  Hold your finger up in front of your eyes and look closely at the side of the lens lens, not down into the lens.  If the lens looks like a cup with perfectly upright edges, half of a ball, or a "U" shape, it is right side out.  If the edges flair out and look like a bowl with a rim or are a fluted shape, your color contacts are inside out.
    • The Taco Test: Hold your contact lens carefully between your index finger and your thumb, cup side up.  Gently squeeze the lens so the edges are free and the lens starts to fold in half.  If the lens looks like a hard taco, with the edges pointing straight up, it is right side out.  If the edges flair out towards your fingers the lens is inside out.

    Safely Removing Halloween Contacts

    1. Start by washing your hands with a soap that is not cream based and dry with a lint-free towel.

    2. Place your index finger on the lower eyelid of your eye pulling the eyelid down and look up.

    3. Touch the lower edge of the lens with the tip of your index finger and slide the lens downward.

    4. Squeeze the lens lightly between the thumb and the index finger and then gently remove the “folded up” lens from the eye.

    5. If you have difficulty removing the lens, place a few comfort drops in the eye, wait a few minutes and try again.

    6. Upon removal, place the lens in your palm ready to be cleaned.

    Cleaning Your Lenses After You've Taken Them Out

    1. You must clean and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them.

    2. Squeeze several drops of daily contact lens all purpose solution into your palm.

    3. Very gently rub one side of the lens with the solution against the palm of your hand using your index finger for about 5 seconds, in a straight back and forth motion. Then turn the lens over and repeat the cleaning process, adding a few more drops of solution.

    4. Rinse the lens thoroughly with more all purpose solution. Never use homemade solutions, tap water or anything other than sterile soft lens solution as they may contain organisms that could cause an infection.

    5. Place the lens into one side of the storage case and fill with fresh solution.

    * These are basic guidelines and helpful tips on lens wear and care and are intended for informational purposes only.  Always follow your Eye Doctor's instructions for proper care and use of your Halloween contacts and color contacts.

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