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Are Cosplay Contacts Safe? Why You Shouldn’t Trade Function For Looks

Feb 15,2023 | Coleyes

When I was a kid, my mother had a pair of cosplay contacts: clear lenses that changed her eye color to an intense turquoise. She wore them every once in a while when we went out to dinner with her friends, but I didn't understand why until much later when I discovered cosplay contacts and started experimenting with my own makeup techniques. Cosplayers use these special lenses as part of their costumes; they're available in just about any color imaginable and can make you look like your favorite character from movies or anime shows. However, they are not safe for long-term use and should be avoided by children under 15 years old.

Cosplay contacts can improve your costume experience, but they can also be dangerous.

Cosplay contacts can be dangerous if not used properly. They should never be worn by children, and they aren't FDA-approved for long-term use. If you do decide to purchase cosplay contacts, make sure you understand the risks involved with wearing them before putting them on your eyes.
The biggest danger is that cosplay contacts will damage your vision if you're not careful about how often or how long you wear them (and as we've seen above, there are plenty of reasons why not). But even if they don't cause any permanent damage, wearing these lenses might ruin the look of your costume by making it difficult for others around you to see what's going on in front of their faces!

Cosplay contacts are not safe for long-term use.

Cosplay contacts are not safe for long-term use.
While cosplay contacts can be a fun way to get into character, they should not be worn for more than an hour at a time. The lenses themselves are fine, but they're attached to the eye by means of an adhesive that needs to be applied directly onto your cornea--and this adhesive isn't designed for extended wear. There's also the risk of damaging your natural eyesight if you don't take proper care when cleaning them (more on this later). That said, there are some conditions where even short-term use may not be advisable:
  • Children and young adults shouldn't wear cosplay contact lenses because their bodies haven't fully developed yet; it's too early in life for their eyesight to suffer any damage from wearing these types of products. If you want your kids involved in your hobby, try getting them some nice costumes instead!
  • People who already have dry eye problems shouldn't use these types of lenses either--they'll only make matters worse by causing further irritation around sensitive areas like lids or tear ducts where bacteria might grow inside these spaces while we're sleeping at night after removing our makeup/costumes during showers before heading home

Cosplay contacts may not be safe for children.

Cosplay contacts are not safe for children. Children should not wear cosplay contacts.
Children should not wear cosplay contacts to school, work or church.

Cosplay contacts are not FDA approved.

Cosplay contacts aren't FDA approved. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates contact lenses, but they don't have the same regulatory power over cosplay lenses that they do over traditional ones. That means there's no guarantee that cosplay contacts are safe for long-term use or if you have a medical condition like dry eye.
For these reasons, it's best to avoid them altogether unless you know exactly what you're doing--and even then, proceed with caution!

Cosplay lenses should be worn for short periods of time only.

Cosplay contact lenses are not designed to be worn for long periods of time, and they can cause eye problems if you wear them too often.
Cosplay lenses should only be worn for short periods of time--no more than a few hours at a time. You should also remove cosplay contacts before going to sleep or taking a nap, as sleeping with them in can cause serious damage to your eyesight over time.

Cosplay contacts can be beautiful, but you should know what you're getting into before you buy them.

Cosplay contacts are not a safe alternative to corrective lenses. They can be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. If you have any questions about cosplay contact lenses, talk to your eye doctor or optometrist before buying them online or elsewhere.
Cosplay contacts are not FDA approved and should only be worn by people who have been trained in their use and care by an eye care professional who is knowledgeable about the risks associated with wearing these types of lenses as well as how to safely remove them from the eye in case there is an emergency situation where you need immediate medical attention (for example, if there was a problem with the lens).
 
If you're looking for a way to improve your cosplay experience, we think that cosplay contacts are a great option. They can make your costume look even better and help you feel more confident in it. However, if you're not sure about whether or not these lenses are right for you or if there are any safety concerns involved with wearing them, then we recommend talking with an eye doctor first before making any decisions about buying them.

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