Q. Is it safe to use Halloween colored contact lenses?

Answered by
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
and medically reviewed by Dr.Nithila A
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 07, 2019

Hello doctor,

Are Halloween colored contact lenses safe? Do people who need prescribed contact lenses be using them?

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hello,

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Ophthalmologists do not recommend colored contact lenses. However, they may be used occasionally for not more than a few hours. The reason is that compared to regular glasses, most colored lenses have a lesser tendency to allow oxygen to pass through to the corneas, thus causing damage to the corneal cells. This problem does not depend on whether the user is a prescription lens user or not. It depends on the quality of the lens and a few biological variables of the person using them. I hope this helps you.


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