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Did you know that one of the most common causes of eye infections is improper use of eye makeup? In today’s blog post, binocular vision dysfunction treatment center iSee VisionCare shares five tips to help you avoid eye infections when applying makeup.

3 Tips on Avoiding Eye Infections When Applying Makeup

1. Sanitize

Put on makeup only after washing your hands thoroughly. In addition, you should never use old, unsanitized makeup brushes or applicators such as mascara wands and eyeshadow brushes. Ideally, you should clean your makeup brushes using a gentle soap (baby soap works perfectly fine) every week or so, depending on how often you use them. Feel free to toss out old makeup paraphernalia while you’re at it.

2. Consult Your Doctor

Some people have more sensitive eyes than others. If you’re one of these people but makeup is a non-negotiable (whether it’s for work or simply a personal preference), you might want to consult your eye doctor for recommendations regarding makeup ingredients to look for or avoid.

3. Check Expiration Dates

Makeup that is past its expiration date should be thrown out. If dust and small particles can irritate the eyes, think about how much more damage the chemicals from expired makeup can do. As a rule, eye makeup like mascara is only good for three months after the first use, while eyeshadow palettes generally last for about two years.

Taking care of your eyes while keeping them looking beautiful shouldn’t be a tedious task. At iSee VisionCare, we offer excellent and personalized eye care solutions. We also offer treatment options for more serious issues such as TBI concussion and vision issues. Call us today at (561) 733-9008 to schedule an appointment. We work with patients in Boynton Beach, FL.

Dr. Erin Sonneberg, OD, received her Doctor of Optometry degree from New England School of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. She completed her undergraduate studies at City University of New York, Queens College in 2000, where she graduated with honors in business. Dr. Sonneberg relocated to Boynton Beach, Florida, in 2006, and has been practicing alongside prestigious ophthalmologists in the area since that time.