Halloween Contacts Frequently Asked Questions

Halloween FAQ
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    I don't need vision correction. Can I buy FX (special effects) contact lenses without a prescription?

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    Even if you don't need vision correction, you're required by law to get a prescription to ensure they fit your eyes properly.

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    I have an eyeglasses prescription. Can I use it to purchase FX (special effects) contact lenses?

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    No, you must get a separate exam and fitting for all contact lenses from your eye care provider.

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    I have a contact lens prescription for another brand of contact lenses. Can I use it to purchase FX (special effects) contacts?

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    No, you must have a prescription specifically for FX (special effects) contact lenses.

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    I received an FX (special effects) contact lens prescription last year. Can I use it again this year?

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    Most contact lens prescriptions are valid for one year. If you're unsure, check your prescription for an expiration date or contact your eye doctor.

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    How do I get a prescription for FX (special effects) contact lenses?

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    Make an appointment with your eye care provider for a contact lens exam and they'll provide your prescription.

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    Can I get prescription FX (special effects) contact lenses?

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    We carry a selection of prescription FX (special effects) contacts. All others are only available as plano (without a prescription).

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    How long do FX (special effects) contacts last?

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    As indicated by Orion Vision, all FX (special effects) contacts are good for 12 months. However, frequent wear can shorten the lifespan.

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    Can FX (special effects) contact lenses damage my eyes?

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    If given proper care, FX (special effects) contacts are perfectly safe to wear. However, wearing non-FDA approved contacts or purchasing them from retailers that don't require a prescription can cause potentially severe eye issues.

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    Can I share my FX (Special effects) lenses with others?

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    Never share any type of contact lenses with another person. Contact lenses prescribed for someone else won't fit properly since each person's eye is shaped differently. And if worn for a prolonged period, they could cause irritation, infection from the spread of bacteria or complete vision loss.

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    How long can I wear FX (special effects) contact lenses each day?

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    Your eye doctor will advise you on how long you can wear them, but as a general rule, it's best not to keep them in more than 8 hours a day

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    Can I sleep in my FX (special effects) contact lenses?

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    No, do not ever sleep in your FX (special effects) contacts. Doing so can result in dry eyes, itchy eyes, red eyes or an eye infection.

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    Is the price per pair?

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    No, the price displayed is the cost of one lens.

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    How do I take care of my FX (special effects) contact lenses?

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    FX (special effects) contacts require the same amount of care that you give regular lenses.

    • Wash hands before handling your lenses
    • Never use tap water or saliva to wet your lenses
    • Put on makeup after you insert the lenses
    • Follow the manufacturer's directions and guidelines

    If you have questions, please visit our Halloween Safety page or reach out to our Customer Service Team.

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    How long does it take to receive FX (special effects) lenses?

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    Delivery time is approximately 7-10 business days. If you need your lenses sooner, please contact our Customer Service Team to ask about alternative shipping options.

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    Do FX (special effects) contact lenses come with a warranty?

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    No, FX (special effects) contacts sales are final and they cannot be returned. However, if you receive a defective lens, we will replace it within 30 days of receipt.

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    I need FX (special effects) contact lenses for an event. When should I order?

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    To ensure on-time arrival, we recommend ordering at least two weeks before the event and calling to check availability of the lenses first. We do not recommend ordering out of stock lenses within two weeks of your event.

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    Can I rush my order?

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    Lenses may be eligible for faster shipping based on availability. To inquire about faster shipping options, please contact our Customer Service Team to ask about alternative shipping methods.options.

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    What is the difference between FX, special effects, Halloween and theatrical contact lenses?

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    FX, special effects, Halloween and theatrical contact lenses are all different names for the same type of lens.