Safety Precautions for Halloween Cosmetic Contact Lenses

With Halloween almost around the corner, little monsters and zombies are beginning to bring a catastrophe. The walking dead parade in the pitch darkness of that evil night is something we all await. Join the ghouls or register yourself as a standalone monster with eyes that creep sharp into one’s soul. Halloween cosmetic contact lenses mask your eye colour completely and help you awake the witchery in you. Grotesque colour combinations & evil reptilian designs supported by prism ballast technology ensure you succeed awaking the dead spirits for the Hallows eve. You are so eager to dress up, but you may wonder "are Halloween contacts safe to wear?"

Halloween cosmetic contact lenses, although are considered safe to wear, call to consult your optometrist especially if you have never worn cosmetic contacts before. Follow the safety guidelines before you jump on the bandwagon.

How do I know my Cosmetic Contact Lenses are Legit?

Cosmetic contact lenses have its rooted origin in Korea. They are the strongest product of Korea, occupying the major shares of the western market. Most of the cosmetic contact lenses in European markets have been manufactured and produced by Korean manufacturers. Rebranding is a process that gets you into thinking you are buying a local product when you obtain cosmetic contact lenses in a western country. Dueba, GEO and Vassen are the most famous and common brands that supply cosmetic contact lenses to European market under rebranded versions to cater to the local consumer base poignantly. 

When buying cosmetic contact lenses, look for one of the following health certificates. European bodies are ISO & CE whereas American certification which is infamous for the most notorious procedure of obtaining a certificate from is USFDA. On the other hand KFDA is health and safety regulatory body that works in Korea and has almost equally the same worth of the certification. All renowned, high quality brands of cosmetic contact lenses hail a certification from KFDA which you can spot on your product by the letters KGMP or GMP.

As per NHS website, it is important to practice “care and hygiene” when using cosmetic contact lenses. Getting your hands on the legit contact lenses alone is not enough to do the job. NHS UK has released the following set of practices to help you get along with your Halloween cosmetic lenses safely.

  • Wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly before touching your lenses
  • Only wear your contact lenses for the recommended time
  • Always have an up-to-date pair of glasses for when you take your lenses out
  • Have regular contact lens check-ups, even if everything seems OK
  • Get advice straight away if you're having any problems with your contact lenses, such as sore, red or swollen eyes – remove your lenses until you are told it is safe to start using them again

ISO & CE Certificates

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Whereas CE marking signifies that products sold in the EEA have been assessed to meet high safety, health, and environmental protection requirements. When you buy a new phone, a teddy bear, or a TV within the EEA, you can find the CE mark on them. CE marking also supports fair competition by holding all companies accountable to the same rules.

By affixing the CE marking to a product, a manufacturer declares that the product meets all the legal requirements for CE marking and can be sold throughout the EEA. This also applies to products made in other countries that are sold in the EEA, as mentioned on their website.

Most common brands famous for Halloween cosmetic contact lenses with their certifications

ColourVue- ISO, CE, Singapore HSA, Australian TGA, Canadian CAMCAS 

Barbie/ Urban Layer/ Sweety & all others - ISO, CE, KFDA, KGMP 

EOS- ISO, CE, KFDA, KGMP, Saudi Arabia MDMA, Brazil ANVISA, Russian GOST-R 

Acuvue / Air Optix / Bausch & Lomb - ISO , CE, FDA

Can I Wear Halloween Cosmetic Contact Lenses?

Halloween cosmetic contact lenses feature a bizarre of designs that are unworldly and inhuman. With added spook factor, Halloween cosmetic contact lenses allow you to complete your cosplay outfit for the dark night. Halloween cosmetic lenses are usually not available in prescription but fortunately, some online retailers stock the loved designs in prescriptions for myopia and astigmatism. Please note, due to complicated design details you may find your vision blurred and hazy. In case, you have strong vision needs, consult your eye care practitioner before choosing yourself Halloween contacts.

Are Halloween contacts safe for me if I have sensitive eyes?

Gone are the days when you would be asked to avoid contacts. Today, almost anyone can do fine in cosmetic contact lenses with minimum to zero care. In case you have sensitive eyes, you can try daily disposable contacts. If you are not a frequent party goer, get yourself one day lenses that last you the whole night of Halloween. Daily disposable lenses mean zero care & zero maintenance with zero compromise on fun.

NHS states on their website to consult your eye care provider by calling 111 if you have sore eyes, blurred vision or a white/yellow spot on the coloured part of your eyes.

Where to Buy Halloween Cosmetic Contacts From?

Before you even consider the options on buying your contacts, rule out those options you must never buy your contacts from. Beauty salons, novelty stores, flea markets and around the street stalls should never be considered even in the wildest of one’s dreams. They are regulated medical devices and must not be purchased from the following sources:

  • street vendors
  • salons or beauty supply stores
  • boutiques
  • flea markets
  • novelty stores
  • record or video stores 
  • convenience stores
  • beach shops
  • internet sites selling counterfeit contacts

Halloween cosmetic contact lenses can be safely purchased online. UNIQSO UK sells high quality, ISO & CE certified contacts that pose no safety risks or health concerns. The cutting edge technology ensures your eyes remain safe throughout; provided you follow hygiene and proper care instructions.

Get yourself the trendiest of the Halloween designs at up to 60% OFF from mesh to whiteout zombie lenses and freaky black dead eyes for a quick scare. Remember, these designs are infamous for obstructing your vision so be careful and take a walking support as you roam around the streets at Halloween’s eve.