I wrote this review while participating in an Influencer campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. and received a promotional item from Mom Central to thank me for participating.
Eye safety when you or your teens are wearing contacts is very important all year long and especially when kids are dressing up. I’ve been wearing contacts since I was twelve. As a tween I did a lot of things I wasn’t suppose to do simply because I didn’t listen to the doctor and my mom. Even though they constantly drilled me to make sure I didn’t sleep in them, I wore them the maximum hours per day, and I was cleaning my contacts, I still had infections that could have been prevented. During the fall and Halloween season kids tend to complete their costume look with decorative contact lenses but did you know that even cosmetic contact lenses require a prescription?
I remember begging my mom for the funky contact lenses when I was in high school. I really wanted to make my eyes purple. I’m not sure why since I’m not fond of that color but hey I thought it would make me unique. Many retail stores sell cosmetic contacts but they put your eyes at risk for and can cause serious damage if you do not have proper fitting and oversight by your eye doctor.
The Importance of Year-Round Eye Care Hygiene:
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc., manufacturer of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses (which I wear and love!) reminds us – especially teens – how important it is to practice safe contact lens wear and care – from obtaining contact lenses via a prescription from a licensed eye care professional, to practicing good hygiene habits when inserting/removing contact lenses as well as the importance of following wearing and replacement schedules, proper lens care, and disinfecting routines as directed by your eye care professional.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Eye Care Safety:
Follow these tips to make sure that you are wearing and caring for your contact lenses safely and effectively.
• Wash and rinse your hands thoroughly with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel
before handling your lenses
• Put in your contacts before you put on your makeup or any costume paint.
• Remove lenses immediately if you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing,
vision changes, and redness of the eye or other problems and promptly contact your
eye care professional
• Always remove, clean and disinfect your lenses according to the schedule
recommended by your eye doctor
• Wear another person’s lenses
• Wear lenses longer than the time frame recommended by your eye doctor
• Rinse your lenses in water from the tap or expose them to any water—such as
swimming or showering—while wearing them
• Use anything aside from recommended solution by your eye doctor, such as saliva, to
lubricate your lenses