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Contact Lenses and Cosmetics: Advice from your Plymouth, MI Eye Care Practitioner

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If you wear contact lenses a few guidelines should be followed when using cosmetics. Here are some professional tips on how to make sure you keep your eyes beautiful and healthy.

Which Makeup Are Best for your Eyes?

First of all, we advise you use only cosmetics that are free of oils and fragrances. Additionally, to avoid peeling or smudging, which could end up irritating your lenses, purchase water-resistant mascara and eye liner pencils. Lastly you should replace makeup used on your eyes frequently - ideally replace mascara each month, liners every three months and shadows every 6 months.

How to Safely Apply Makeup

Always be careful to wash your hands thoroughly prior to applying your contacts. Apply eye shadow, liner and mascara carefully so you don't damage your contacts. Don't touch a brush or liner to the lid inside the lashes and start mascara from the midpoint of the lashes instead of the base. Don't let another use your makeup or apply if the eyes are red or irritated.

In addition to removing cosmetics every day try to think ahead and opt for glasses when dying or treating your hair with any sort of chemical.

Being careful when using makeup when wearing contact lenses can prevent irritated, itchy or inflamed eyes and damage to the contacts.

If your eyes become red or irritated don't apply any cosmetics around the eyes. Feel free to call your eye care practitioner if you have any redness, discomfort, or inflammation. Our Plymouth, MI eye doctor will be glad to help you with any contact problems that are troubling you.

As required under Michigan Executive Order 2020-21, our office will be closed through April 13, 2020.  If you have ordered contact lenses or eyeglasses, we will make arrangements with you to have your order sent directly to your residence.  If you have less than a two-month supply of contact lenses, please contact us and we will be happy to place an order for you. 

If you have any questions about an order, or are experiencing an eye care emergency, please call our office or text message us at 734-414-1892 or email us at reception@progressivefamilyeyecare.com.  

If you would like to schedule an appointment for a date after April 14, 2020, please contact us and leave a message and we will reply to schedule the appointment.  Together we will weather this storm.  Thank you for your continued support and stay safe, https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html