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Makeup Tips for Contact Lens Wearers from your Escondido, CA Eye Doctor


If you use contact lenses there are a few guidelines that should be followed when it comes to applying cosmetics. Below are some professional tips on how to be sure your eyes stay lovely and safe.


Buying Makeup


To start, we recommend that you purchase only brands that are fragrance and oil free. Further, to prevent peeling or smudging, which could end up irritating your lenses, use water-resistant mascara and eyeliner. Finally it's important to replace eye makeup at regular intervals – ideally replace mascara monthly, eyeliner after three months and shadows after half a year.


Tips on The Safe Application of Makeup


Be careful to rinse your hands thoroughly before inserting your contacts. Put on all eye makeup gently so you don't damage your contact lenses. Try not to apply a brush or liner to the lid inside the lashes and start mascara from the middle of the eyelashes rather than the base. Never share makeup with others or put makeup on if your eyes are swollen or irritated.


Another important tip is to remove makeup each night with a hypoallergenic, oil-free remover. Don't forget to take out lenses before cleaning off makeup.


Taking proper care in using eye makeup during contact use can avoid red, itchy or inflamed eyes as well as damage to the contacts.


When your eyes become swollen or irritated don't use makeup. Don't hesitate to call your eye care practitioner if you have any swelling, pain, or itchiness. Our Escondido, CA eye doctor can assist you with any contact problems that you may be having.