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Contacts and Makeup: Do’s and Don’ts from your Westerville, OH Eye Care Practitioner


For those who use contacts there are a number of guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying cosmetics. Here are a few professional pointers on ways to make sure you keep your eyes attractive and safe.


Which Makeup Are the Safest for your Eyes?


First of all, we strongly suggest you buy only brands that are oil and fragrance free. Further, to prevent peeling or smudging, which could result in irritating your lenses, buy waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Finally you should switch makeup frequently – ideally replace mascara each month, eyeliner every three months and shadows after half a year.


How to Safely Apply Makeup


Be careful to rinse your hands prior to applying your lenses. Put on all eye makeup gently to avoid scratching your lenses. Make sure you don't apply mascara or eye liner to the inner lid and apply mascara from the middle of the lashes instead of the bottom near the lid. Don't let another use your makeup or apply when your eyes are swollen or infected.


In addition to removing eye makeup daily try to be proactive and opt for glasses when dying or treating your hair with a chemical.


Taking proper care in using eye makeup when wearing contacts can avoid red, itchy or infected eyes and damage to lenses.


When your eyes become swollen or infected avoid wearing any cosmetics around the eyes. Don't hesitate to call your optometrist if you have any redness, pain, or inflammation. Our Westerville, OH eye doctor can assist you with any contact lens issues that you may be having.

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