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Eye Makeup Safety Tips from Your College Station Optometrist

Eye Makeup Safety Tips from Your College Station Optometrist

If you’re looking for tips about how best to protect your vision, you need the help of an optometrist. Good news: At our vision center, we would be happy to provide you with topnotch, knowledgeable consultations with our optometrist and staff. Whether you’re looking for advice on makeup or anything else, we’re here for you.

Everyone wants to look their best, and for lots of women, that means eye makeup. While this beautifying habit may make you feel more confident at the office, there’s a chance you may be doing your eyes serious harm.

Before you worry too much, know that it is possible to wear eye makeup safely. The problem arises when you use products that contain harmful ingredients, or when you don’t use makeup safely – which we will discuss below.

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How Can You Avoid the Dangers of Cosmetics?

While it might not be possible to prevent every infection or harm, safety is a huge issue with cosmetics. The good news that there is a lot you can do to protect yourself, and your vision when wearing cosmetics. Tips include:

  • Don’t use the same products for different parts of the face (for instance, a cream for your mouth and your eyes), because introducing bacteria from one place to another can harm your eyes
  • Don’t use kohl eyeliner, as it can contain lead
  • Don’t dye your lashes or brows unless you have the help of a professional, and don’t use eyelash-growth products, as these products can cause vision loss
  • Don’t share makeup with friends, no matter how tempting, especially not cosmetics intended for the eyes
  • Don’t forget to replace your cosmetics regularly, according to product instructions

Get in Touch with a College Station Eye Doctor for More Eye Safety Today

If you’d like to speak with an eye doctor about cosmetic use or have other vision concerns, it’s time to get in touch with Crystal Vision Center in College Station. Give us a call at 979-764-0669 or request an appointment with an eye doctor on our website.

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