Halloween Costumes – Halloween Contact Lenses Tips and Trends

Are you looking to make your Halloween costume more unique and deserving of more second-glances? Well, consider altering your eye color to compliment your costume with Halloween costume contact lenses. For years, contact lenses have been utilised for special effects in movies, music videos, and even by concert performers; and, the great news is that they are now much more affordable than ever before.
These cosmetic, or decorative, contact lenses are available in a wide range of styles. There are the basic, solid colored contact lenses, such as red, blue, black, green; or, you can choose the more complex designs, such as stripes, stars, flowers, x’s, etc. No matter which style you choose, there are literally thousands of ways at your disposal for you to use these contact lenses to compliment your costume – just as many as the designs of jack-o-lanterns you may see!

Stuck for creative ideas? Here are some of the more popular styles that are being requested: spirals, cat eyes, wolf eyes, eagle eyes, bloodshot eyes, flames, all-white, all-black. Make sure whichever ones you choose electrify Halloween costumes the best. There is literally no end to the combinations you can choose from.

Popular styles of Halloween Contact Lenses

Halloween Contact Lenses - Turn heads at any party when you add these to your Halloween Costume

An important thing you need to consider when choosing these contacts is whether or not you want the contacts to cover the whites of your eyes, or only the pupils. There are many to choose from in either style, so this can undoubtedly make it easy or difficult to choose, depending on how easily you can make up your mind.

What is the specific look that you are targeting? Knowing this will help you in your selection a great deal. For example, are you simply going for a generic character(a clown, a witch), or are you aiming for a specific character(the Joker, the witch from the Wizard of Oz)? In choosing contact lenses that cover the whites of your eyes, you will notice that a total transformation is possible, and you will become closer to achieving your conversion into the character want to be. However, if you want to take the generic route, a simple pupil effect may do the trick(or treat), operating in much the same way as a temporary tattoo.

Some other all-time favorite selections include the Manson eyes, Vampire Red eyes, White Cat eyes, Ice Blue eyes, and eyes which recreate characters from your favorite horror and/or science fiction movies. The beauty of decorative contact lenses is that they can be used for a wide array of characters, from past to present, and their appeal never seems to go away.

Because by law(the FDA) you need to consult with a vision specialist before getting any type of contact lenses, it is important for you to be cleared by an ophthalmologist when selecting costume contact lenses. If you choose not to go this route, not only are you breaking the law, but you could unknowingly cause irreversible damage to your eyes, including blindness. Play it safe – make sure you get a precautionary eye exam before you consider using cosmetic contact lenses. You will also need this consultation to find the proper size, instructions, and prescription – it does not matter if you have 20/20 vision or not. Even though you may find some stores online which will sell you decorative contact lenses without a prescription, do not wrongly assume that you can use them – it would be illegal in the eyes of the law.

Naturally, these contact lenses are not for everyday use – use them only occasionally. Be sure not to go to sleep with them on, and do not go swimming or take a bath or shower with them. If you feel that decorative lenses may impair your vision when you need to see most(i.e. driving), then take them out until you are able to use them.

You should not wear your costume lenses for longer than you need to, as this could cause unnecessary eye strain and may cause eye infections. Make sure that they are sterilized in the solution before you put them in each time you use them. If you experience any type of swelling, redness, pain, or runny eyes, you should visit your doctor immediately to see if there may be a more serious situation. It’s better to be safe than sorry; after all, that is what Halloween is all about, isn’t it? The horror and danger is only play – don’t create a horror story for yourself this Halloween by damaging your eyes.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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3 Responses to “Halloween Costumes – Halloween Contact Lenses Tips and Trends”

  1. September 20, 2009 at 4:35 am #
    Laura Boatman

    My fiance and I love your lenses! He was wondering how much the Mangekyou would cost because that is his favorite. Please let me know as soon as possible, he is really considering purchasing those. Thank you so much.

    • January 25, 2012 at 4:31 am #
      admin

      Dear Laura Boatman

      Thanks you for you question. Here is a link to purchase the Mangekyou Contact Lenses so you can see how much then will cost. These are more expensive than some Halloween Contact lenses because they are hand painted.

      Have a safe and happy Halloween.

      cheers,
      Lens-Saver

  2. September 6, 2010 at 9:16 pm #
    Colleen Austin

    You shoulf make contact lenses with a gingle black lightning bolt ! i would buy them!