Contact Lenses and Cosmetics

For the ?Women Eye Saftey Month”, here are some tips to help you wear your contacts and your cosmetics safely and comfortably together:

• Put on soft contact lenses before applying makeup.

• Put on rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses after makeup is applied.

• Avoid lash-extending mascara, which has fibers that can irritate the eyes, and waterproof mascara, which cannot be easily removed with water and may stain soft contact lenses.

• Remove lenses before removing makeup.

• Choose an oil-free moisturizer.

• Don’t use hand creams or lotions before handling contacts. They can leave a film on your lenses.

• Use hairspray before putting on your contacts. If you use hairspray while you are wearing your contacts, close your eyes during spraying and for a few seconds afterwards.

• Blink your eyes frequently while under a hair drier or blower to keep your eyes from getting too dry.

• Keep false eyelash cement, nail polish and remover, perfume and cologne away from the lenses. They can damage the plastic.

• Choose water-based, hypo-allergenic liquid foundations. Cream makeup may leave a film on your lenses.

 

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MCLI is committed to the health and safety of our patients, visitors and staff. We are taking extra precautions to keep our office as safe as possible yet ensure our ability to care for our patients. We diligently and continuously disinfect high-traffic areas and high-touch surfaces, countertops, chairs, etc. If you are not feeling well or if you have been around anyone who is sick, we ask that you please reschedule your appointment. Please limit the number of people accompanying you to our office to 1 person. We appreciate your cooperation in helping us provide the safest environment we can for our patients. To schedule your appointment, please call (305) 814-2299.

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