20 October 2021

Help spread awareness of contact lens safety this Fright Night

This Halloween we're urging the public to think about their eye health.

In a recent survey, carried out by the College, almost 60% of respondents who were dressing up for Halloween said they would consider wearing novelty contact lenses. The same research showed that only 22% of people would buy novelty lenses from an optometrist, despite it being illegal to sell zero powered contact lenses in the UK without the supervision of an optometrist, dispensing optician or doctor.

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