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    Horror Contact-Lenses...

    Hello all,

    A quick question about how many amongst us wear horror lenses as part of a costume? I've been to several Cons and the lenses worn by many people look great. I noticed there seems to have been a lot of scaremongering lately in the news, regarding people who've had adverse reactions from lenses and had bad eye damage, although these seem to have been the result of improper use, improper storage and incorrect fitting of lenses.

    Wondered what the general opinion was? I've never worn any before, but would more than likely get advice from my local optician before trying them as a first-timer. Did you consult a specialist before ordering any? Thanks!

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    Just make sure to go to an Optometrist & get your eye measurement.. That is key. The wrong size lenses can damage your eye.. In fact, I only use brands that require that they're ordered by your Optometrist. Also, if you are not used to wearing contacts, keeping them clean is Vital. Make sure the lenses are stored properly in saline & that your hands are 100% clean when inserting them.. Outside of that, they are perfectly safe.. Just too many people don't take the necessary precautions..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DropDeadFred View Post
    Just make sure to go to an Optometrist & get your eye measurement.. That is key. The wrong size lenses can damage your eye.. In fact, I only use brands that require that they're ordered by your Optometrist. Also, if you are not used to wearing contacts, keeping them clean is Vital. Make sure the lenses are stored properly in saline & that your hands are 100% clean when inserting them.. Outside of that, they are perfectly safe.. Just too many people don't take the necessary precautions..
    Many thanks, and wise words. As with anything, commonsense rules need to be applied. Many of the stories in the news lately have detailed cases where people haven't sought proper medical advice and bought cheap lenses. A few stories such as this one, highlight the do's and don'ts of lens-wearing. Sleeping in lenses is a bad idea...

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news...lenses-6687987

    Red/orange lenses look great with a Freddy silicone, although I'll consult specialist advice before going down that route.

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