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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Related further reading

Here we summarise three research papers from a recent issue of Optometry in Practice.

This article provides practical tips for assessing and managing eye health in people with varying degrees of hearing loss.

This article describes an audit to evaluate how the COVID-19 pandemic affected hospital contact lens services.