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Makeup Advice for Contact Lens Wearers from your North Vancouver, BC Eye Care Practitioner

If you use contact lenses a few precautions should be taken when applying makeup. Below are some professional pointers for ways to make sure you keep your eyes beautiful and safe.

Which Makeup Are the Safest for your Eyes?

To start, we recommend that you use only cosmetics that are oil free and fragrance free. Additionally, to prevent flaking or smudging, which could end up irritating your contacts, purchase waterproof mascara and eyeliner. Lastly you should switch makeup used for your eyes frequently - it is preferable to switch mascara each month, eyeliner every three months and eye shadows after half a year.

The Safe Application of Cosmetics

Be careful to wash your hands before applying your contacts. Put on all eye makeup with care so you don't damage your contacts. Don't apply mascara or eye liner to the inner eye lid and apply mascara at the midpoint of the eyelashes as opposed to the base. Never let another use your makeup or put makeup on when the eyes are red or infected.

In addition to cleaning off eye makeup daily try to think ahead and opt for glasses when dying or treating your hair with a chemical.

Following these guidelines when using eye makeup when wearing contacts can prevent irritated, swollen or inflamed eyes and scratches, breaks or breakdown of lenses.

If your eyes are swollen or irritated don't use any cosmetics around the eyes. Feel free to call your eye care practitioner if you experience any swelling, discomfort, or itchiness. Our North Vancouver, BC optometrist will be glad to help you with any contact lens issues that are troubling you.