Eye Makeup: How It Can Affect Your Eyes and Vision
Many people enjoy using makeup products such as mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow to enhance their features and boost their self-esteem. While these products are generally safe, they do carry some risks. Eye exams are important for diagnosing any eye health issues due to eye makeup. At Eye Expressions, we provide eye exams for glasses and contact lenses in Lloydminster.
Eye Health Risks of Eye Makeup and How to Avoid Them
The key to using eye makeup safely is to be aware of the potential risks. The most common issues caused by eye makeup are infection, allergic reactions, and corneal scratches.
To reduce your chances of an eye infection, you should always properly close and put your makeup away, never share makeup with anyone else, remove your makeup before bed, and immediately stop using makeup that has passed its expiration date. Contact lens wearers should also put their contact lenses in before applying makeup.
- Allergic reactions
- Scratched cornea
You can avoid scratching your cornea by being careful when applying your eye makeup. Make sure you are in an area with plenty of light and never apply makeup in a moving vehicle. Leaving your eye makeup on before bed can also result in small corneal scratches from glitter or other debris, so make sure you always take it off.
Have Any Questions? Contact Your Lloydminster Optometrist Today
Keep your eyes healthy by using makeup that is safe for your eyes, practicing good makeup hygiene, going for a regular eye exam, and wearing your prescription contact lenses or glasses. Lloydminster's Dr. Jade & Dr. Dave are here to help if you have any more questions or concerns about your eye makeup and eye health.
To schedule an appointment for an eye exam at our Lloydminster optometrist clinic, contact Dr. Jade & Dr. Dave today.