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Cosmetics Advice for Lens Wearers from your Clarksville, IN Eye Doctor

For those who wear contact lenses there are some precautions that should be taken in regard to applying makeup. Below are some tips on how to ensure you keep your eyes attractive and safe.

Which Makeup Are the Safest for your Eyes?

To start, eye care professionals strongly suggest you buy only brands that are free of oils and fragrances. Additionally, to avoid flaking and smearing, which could result in irritating your contacts, use waterproof mascara and eye liner pencils. Finally you should replace eye makeup frequently - it is preferable to switch mascara every month, eyeliner every 3 months and shadows after half a year.

The Safe Application of Makeup

Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly before applying your contacts. Apply all eye makeup gently to avoid touching your contact lenses. Don't apply a brush or liner to the lid inside the lashes and apply mascara from the middle of the lashes instead of the bottom near the lid. Don't let another use your makeup or put makeup on if the eyes are red or infected.

In addition to taking off cosmetics daily try to be proactive and opt for glasses when dying or treating your hair with a chemical.

Being careful when applying makeup when wearing contact lenses can avoid irritated, itchy or inflamed eyes as well as damage to the contacts.

When your eyes become swollen or irritated don't apply any cosmetics around the eyes. Don't hesitate to contact your optometrist if you have any swelling, pain, or irritation. Our Clarksville, IN eye doctor will be glad to help you with any contact problems that you may be having.