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Cosmetics Tips for Lens Wearers from your West Winfield, NY Eye Doctor

For those who use contact lenses a few guidelines should be followed when applying cosmetics. Here are some professional tips for how to be sure your eyes remain beautiful and healthy.

Purchasing Cosmetics

First and foremost, eye care professionals recommend that you use only brands that are fragrance and oil free. In addition, to avoid flaking or smudging, which could result in irritating your contacts, buy waterproof mascara and eye liner pencils. Finally it's important to switch makeup frequently - it is preferable to switch mascara monthly, eyeliner every three months and eye shadows after half a year.

Tips on The Safe Application of Makeup

Be careful to rinse your hands thoroughly prior to applying your contacts. Put on all eye makeup carefully to avoid scratching your contact lenses. Try not to apply mascara or eye liner to the inside lid and apply mascara at the center of the lashes instead of the bottom near the lid. Never let another use your makeup or apply when your eyes are red or infected.

In addition to removing eye makeup daily try to be proactive and avoid wearing contacts when you are aware you will be in contact with chemicals such as those used for treating hair or in a beauty salon.

Taking proper care in applying cosmetics during contact lens use can avoid irritated, itchy or inflamed eyes as well as damage to lenses.

When your eyes become red or infected avoid applying makeup. Feel free to contact your eye doctor if you experience any swelling, discomfort, or itchiness. Our West Winfield, NY eye doctor will be glad to help you with any lens problems that you may be having.


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