Halloween is approaching quickly and it’s time to create those photo-worthy costumes – but we want to ensure an eye infection isn’t a part of the ensemble. October is Halloween Eye Safety Month and below we have some helpful tips on how to make sure your child’s Halloween costume doesn’t leave complications for your kids vision. 

Get an eye exam

Don’t be haunted by an eye infection. If you’d like to obtain decorative lenses for a Halloween costume, make sure to get an eye exam so your eye doctor can give the proper prescription and provide you with information about the proper contact lens cleaning and care.

Get A Prescription For Decorative Lenses

The CDC and the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommend not to purchase decorative contact lenses from costume shops, online stores, beauty salons, drug stores, flea markets, or anywhere that doesn’t require a prescription. Make sure to see a doctor to get lenses properly fitted, so your child isn’t at risk for vision problems such as eye infections and eye sores which can lead to permanent vision loss. Learn more about decorative lenses here. 

Be Mindful Of Makeup Use

Halloween makeup can be a fun way to enhance any costume, but it’s essential to not share makeup for the risk of eye infection. Practice good hygiene by taking off all makeup before bed and avoid using old, expired makeup. For eyelash extensions, it’s important to test for lash glue allergies and practice proper hygiene during application. See more about Halloween makeup safety. 

Have Fun!

Now that you’ve gotten your eye exam and your costume is complete, it’s time to go out and have fun. Enjoy your night knowing your child’s eyes will look ‘cool’ and won’t cause any long-lasting effects after the fun is over.

Spread Awareness and Enjoy Spooky Season!

Make Halloween as memorable as possible for your child and spread the word to other parents about the importance of children’s eye health. If you are worried that your child might have myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, head over to Treehouse Eyes where our doctors develop customized treatment plans for your child.

Let TreeHouse Eyes Help You Manage Myopia

Treehouse Eyes is proud to offer personalized treatment plans for every child. Our treatment plan may include overnight and daytime contact lenses and special prescription eye drop. If you are worried if your child might have myopia, schedule a consultation now to talk to our doctors and find out how we can help your child manage myopia.


Having good eyesight helps us out in a multitude of ways. It keeps us safe as we go about our daily life, and it ensures that we can fully participate in all activities that we engage in. As one of our five senses, it’s important to maintain a healthy sense of sight, and good vision is key to your child enjoying a happy, healthy, and meaningful childhood. At Treehouse Eyes, we specialize in non-invasive myopia care and are dedicated to working through treatment programs with you and your child that suit your child’s lifestyle needs. Are you searching for an effective treatment method for your child’s myopia? Read on to find out more about our non-invasive myopia care in Ohio.

Overnight Contact Lenses in Ohio

With overnight contact lenses, all your child has to do is pop them in at night and remove them the next day when they get up. They can then enjoy clear vision throughout the day without needing to use contact lenses. Overnight contact lenses are recommended for active children who do not have the inclination, time, or patience to maintain daytime contact lenses. If you do not think that your child is up to using daytime contact lenses just yet, you can opt for overnight contact lenses first to get them used to contact lenses.

Daytime Soft Contact Lenses in Missouri

For older children who have demonstrated a strong sense of responsibility, daytime soft contact lenses are typically the best choice. If your child has shown that they are able to maintain high levels of hygiene throughout the day and are able to take care of themselves and their possessions, you can start with daytime soft contact lenses.

Choose Treehouse Eyes for Myopia Care for Kids

Let our specialists at Treehouse Eyes help your child to achieve better vision with our non-invasive treatment methods such as personalized contact lenses and prescription eye drops. Our specialists will provide comprehensive assessments and identify the best treatment plan for your child when it comes to their eye care routine. Thanks to our treatment methods that are non-invasive, you can rest assured that the journey for your child to gain improved eyesight will be effective, comfortable, and time-efficient! If you are thinking of getting prescription eye drop, read about our prescription eye drop disclaimer here.

Looking for more information about our myopia care and treatments for kids in Ohio? To find your nearest Treehouse provider or schedule a consultation, simply click here.