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Halloween Preparation Eye Care Tips for the Family

The first week of October is an exciting time for Halloweenenthusiasts, especially if you have young children. While you hang up the festive decor and scour the internet for a clever costume, consider taking a few steps to ensure that the family is celebrating safely. Discover how to have an enjoyable Halloween season with the following tips.

Choose Costumes Carefully

Masks might be a fun idea, but they can create a variety of different hazards for your children. Avoid costumes that block your vision, as poorly fitted material close to your eyes, increases the risk of eye damage. Masks and other costume pieces that block vision also create a tripping hazard, which isn’t ideal for trick-or-treating. Ensure that any object your child wears on his or her head is secure.

Beware of Props

Some of your children’s favorite costume ideas come with props. From fairy wands to superhero swords, props are hard to avoid. If your child’s costume can’t be complete without a prop, ensure that it’s safe. Check for sharp or pointed ends, as they could easily damage your child’s eyes or any other person he or she comes in contact with.

Read the Labels

Whether you’re applying glitter to your child’s eyes or Facebook to their cheeks, ensure that you read the makeup labels first. Just because a face paint is sold at your local store doesn’t mean it’s safe. Choose a hypoallergenic makeup as it’s less likely to irritate the skin around the eyes.

Know Your Contacts

Young adults are particularly fond of cosmetic contact lenses during the Halloween season. If you’re unsure about applying contacts, avoid using them. Contact your local eye doctor if you have any questions regarding the safety of cosmetic contact lenses. Do not buy contact lenses from any unauthorized locations.


Here at the Catonsville Eye Group, providing the best patient care is our #1 priority. The professionalism of our doctors coupled with our capable and caring staff, state of the art technology, and extensive frame and lens options are what have made Catonsville Eye Group the first choice for families in our community. We strive to provide the best possible professional care at fair and reasonable prices to our patients in the most courteous way possible!

If you would like to schedule an appointment, order contact lenses, or ask questions about our services at Catonsville Eye Group, please call our office at (410) 747-1221 or email us by clicking this link. We will respond to your request within 24 hours.

We’re located at the heart of the Music City at 611 Frederick Rd., Suite 101. Drop on by, or schedule an appointment today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!

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