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5 Common Halloween Eye Injuries

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We’re five days away from Halloween! Treat yourself to a night of frightening fun while avoiding the boo’s and these common Halloween eye injuries with these helpful tricks!

Eye infections.

Carefully select the makeup you use for your Halloween transformation, including fake eyelashes and glitter. Certain ingredients, pigments or additives could lead to irritations or infections.

Don’t forget to check the expiration date on the makeup as well.

Allergic reactions.

Once again, opt for hypoallergenic makeup and products you have used before to avoid possible allergic reactions.

Or, use a small amount and do a test-run before applying large amounts to make sure you won’t have an allergic reaction.

Corneal problems and other costume contact-related issues.

Next on our list of common Halloween eye injuries tends to be caused by costume contacts.

Possible eye injuries from costume contact lenses include corneal abrasions, corneal infections, corneal ulcers and other contact-related issues.

Do not order costume contacts online or buy them at the local costume shop. But do work with your eye doctor to find a safe pair of costume contacts if they are a Halloween must-have.

Poked in the eye.

Wizard wands, pirate swords and broomsticks can all complete a costume. They can also cause a potentially serious eye injury if you or someone else gets poked in the eye.

Consider taking a quick picture and leaving the sharp accessories at home before heading out to trick-or-treat.

A black eye.

Don’t be the thing that goes bump in the night and ends up with a black eye!

Avoid masks and other items that obstruct your vision. This will help prevent you from running into objects and keep you from tripping over curbs, for instance.


Beware of these common Halloween eye injuries, and take extra precautions to protect your eyes this Halloween. Check out additional Halloween eye safety tips and discover more about healthy vision in general by reading our blogs.