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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.


Our office will be opening on Monday, May 18th. We will be following all CDC guidelines as well as those recommended by our National and State Organizations including the KOA and AOA as well as the Governor of Kentucky. We will be adding to our protocol to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. Due to the recommendations, we are following, all patients will need to call from the parking lot when they arrive. We will ask you if you are running a fever, or have symptoms of COVID-19. We may even take your temperature to keep for our records. We will ask that you remain in your car until we notify you to come to our office.

All patients entering the building must wear a mask or face covering.

We ask for your patience over the next few months as we work to get our patients rescheduled that had to be canceled during the closure. We will not be working at full capacity for some time and realize this will most likely cause delays in getting people rescheduled. We will also not be taking walk-in patients and ask that you please call if you need to be seen to set up an appointment. Please know that we are doing everything we can to take care of our patients during these difficult times.

You now can order contacts from the convenience of your home on our website by clicking here.
If you do not know your current prescription, please email us at or call us at 859-271-6194.
If you have insurance you would like to use, you will need to call us and we will be happy to place the order for you and submit it to your insurance.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you all soon,

Dr. Jason Glenn and Staff