NEW YORK—Believe it or not, Halloween season has arrived. Halloween this year is feeling a lot more “normal” than it did in 2020, with kids around the country getting ready to head out for Trick or Treating and Halloween parties once again. We still have a few weeks until the beloved, spooky holiday, which gives plenty of time to decorate the office, plan a group costume and give your patients a heads up about potential dangers to their eyes this Halloween season. 

Erika Cox, OD, who practices at Infocus Eyecare in Cordova, Tennessee, shared some tips for keeping safe while carving pumpkins. Image via drerikacox on Instagram

The team at Copper View Eye Care in South Jordan, Utah, took to Instagram to remind patients about how dangerous unregulated contact lenses can be, and urged patients to contact them for a prescription instead. Image via coppervieweyecare on Instagram

In Newark, California, Bella Eye Care Optometry set up a fun, Halloween-themed sign outside the store—an easy way to get in the spirit. Image via bellaeyecareoptometry on Instagram

The team at Gregor Eye Care in Overland Park, Kansas, shared some important eye safety tips for Halloween makeup. Image via gregoreyecare on Instagram

Of course, nothing is better for a hearty chuckle than an in-season joke, like this one shared by Linden Optometry in Pasadena, California. Image via lindenoptometry on Instagram

In Elk Grove, California, the Elk Grove Optometry team shared some signs you might need new glasses—with an adorably spooky theme. Image via elkgroveoptometry on Instagram