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Halloween Eye Safety Month

Posted by: Northwest Eye in News on October 13, 2021

four children dressed up in halloween costumes

October is Halloween Eye Safety Month!

Be Eye Wise and make sure you take all the necessary precautions with costume safety, so you will have a fun and safe Halloween trick-or-treating with your children. Here are three safety tips to keep in mind this Halloween:

  1. Avoid costumes that block vision, such as masks, eye patches, wigs, floppy hats, or fake gore on or around the eye.
  1. Try to avoid sharp or pointed costume props such as swords, wands, knives, and sticks that may harm other’s eyes.
  1. Stay away from costumes that are extra-long and drag across the ground to prevent tripping and falling.

Some people take their costumes one step further by enhancing or changing their eye color with costume contacts that cover the pupil or even the whole eye. Without the proper precautions, this popular costume accessory can cause various eye conditions such as bacterial infections, conjunctivitis, corneal scratches and even vision loss. At the very least, make sure to never wear costume contacts without a prescription from your Northwest Eye Ophthalmologist or Optometrist! Also be sure to never share these contacts with others or use someone else’s.

Halloween should be fun, so don’t let an eye injury or infection take away from the joys of Halloween. Remember to bring a flashlight when you’re out trick-or-treating with your kids, to avoid tripping or falling in the dark.

If you sustain a serious eye injury, go to the emergency room immediately. For less urgent situations, you can schedule an appointment by calling 763-416-7600.


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With six locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, Northwest Eye is among the largest eye care providers in the Midwest. Be Eye Wise and schedule a general eye exam or a specific service consultation today. We have optical  at the following offices:  Golden Valley, Minnetonka, Maple Grove, St. Anthony, and Wayzata, MN.

8501 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 100
Golden Valley, MN 55427
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12000 Elm Creek Blvd N., Suite 100
Maple Grove, MN 55369
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6060 Clearwater Dr., Suite 150
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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2601 39th Ave NE., Suite 1
St. Anthony, MN 55421
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250 Central Ave N., Suites 105 & 107, Optical Suite 106
Wayzata, MN 55391
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7125 Tamarack Rd, Suite 150,
Woodbury, MN 55125
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11091 Ulysses St NE., Suite 400
Blaine, MN 55434
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9801 Dupont Ave S., Suite 100
Bloomington, MN 55431
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10709 Wayzata Blvd., Suites 100 & 120
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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