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Cosmetics & Contacts Advice from Richmond, KY


If you wear contact lenses a number of precautions should be taken when applying makeup. Below are a few professional tips on ways to be sure you keep your eyes beautiful and healthy.


Buying Makeup


To start, we advise that you purchase only products that are fragrance and oil free. Additionally, to prevent flaking and smearing, which could result in irritating your lenses, buy water-resistant mascara and eye liner pencils. Lastly you should switch makeup used for your eyes at regular intervals – it is preferable to mascara monthly, eyeliner after three months and eye shadows after half a year.


Tips on Applying Makeup


Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly prior to applying your lenses. Put on all eye makeup with care so you won't touch your contacts. Don't touch mascara or eye liner to the lid inside the lashes and start mascara from the center of the lashes rather than the base. Never let another use your makeup or apply if the eyes are red or irritated.


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


Being careful when applying eye makeup when wearing contact lenses can avoid red, swollen or inflamed eyes as well as scratches, breaks or breakdown of lenses.


When your eyes are red or irritated avoid wearing makeup. Feel free to contact your eye doctor if you have any swelling, discomfort, or itchiness. Our Richmond, KY eye doctor can help you with any contact issues that are troubling you.