Halloween is just around the corner! Vision Source is here to help you get ready with 13 eye safety tricks and delicious treats that are sure to catch everyone’s eye.
TRICK: Carry soft, flexible props.
Sharp swords are just asking for trouble. Keep everyone’s eyes safe by leaving props at home or only bringing along something soft.
TREAT: Eyeball Cake Pops
These cake pops are easy to make and worth the prep time. You can get the full recipe from Ree Drummond here.
TRICK: Avoid costumes that block vision.
Loose hats, head scarves, and wigs can easily slip and obstruct vision. Make sure they are secured before heading out.
TREAT: Gelatin Eyeballs
These eye-popping treats can be served on their own or used to decorate a Halloween dessert. Click here to get the recipe from Cooking Panda.
TRICK: Carry a flashlight.
Flashlights help you see and be seen on Halloween night. Glowsticks are fun for kids, but they do not provide as much visibility and contain chemicals that are harmful to the eyes if broken.
TREAT: Oreo Eyeballs
Oreo eyeballs are a fun and simple Halloween treat to make with the kids. For instructions, go to Pop Sugar.
TRICK: Only wear prescribed contact lenses.
Decorative contact lenses can be a great finishing touch to your costume, but be careful. Contacts are medical devices and should be only be worn when they are prescribed by an optometrist. Anything else is not FDA-approved and is being sold illegally.
TREAT: Monster Cookies
These colorful Monsters University-inspired cookies make an eye-catching Halloween dessert. You can find Lil’ Luna’s recipe for Gooey Monster Cookies here.
TRICK: Make a follow-up appointment.
If you do decide to wear decorative contact lenses, see your optometrist after Halloween to make sure there is no damage, especially if you don’t normally wear contacts.
TREAT: Peanut Butter Truffles
If you’re a fan of peanut butter, these white chocolate peanut butter truffles from are the perfect Halloween treat. Get the recipe from Yummy Healthy Easy.
TRICK: Test makeup before Halloween.
Makeup and face paint can sometimes cause skin or eye irritation and allergic reactions. Avoid any surprises and be sure to test a small amount of the makeup or face paint you plan to use.
TREAT: Cheese Eyeballs
Looking for a fun snack for the kids? Just decorate Babybel cheese rounds with food coloring, black olives, and ketchup. Find the full recipe from Cute Food for Kids here.
TRICK: Keep face paint away from eyes.
Face paint may be a good alternative to a mask, which can block vision, but read labels carefully and don’t apply the paint too close to the eyes.
TREAT: Fruity Monster Eyeballs
Scoop out small holes in grapes and place blueberries inside for this healthy snack. You can also try freezing these monster eyeballs and using them as ice cubes. Go to Reel Mama for full instructions.
TRICK: Don’t share makeup.
Sharing makeup, especially around the eyes, means sharing harmful bacteria. Provide everyone their own separate makeup and brushes.
TREAT: Dried Fruit Eyeballs
These eerie eyeballs from Spoonful are simple to make. Just stack dried apricots and raisins on top of dried apple.
TRICK: Learn how to care for your contact lenses.
If you aren’t used to wearing contacts, take the time to learn how to clean and take care of your decorative lenses. Follow your doctor’s instructions and do not leave them in your eyes longer than necessary. You may want to give yourself extra time to practice putting them in.
TREAT: Spooky Spaghetti
The mozzarella eyeballs are the perfect touch to this Halloween night dinner. Get the recipe from Make Life Lovely here.
TRICK: Wear properly fitted costumes and masks.
With all of the excitement of Halloween, make sure costumes aren’t long enough to trip over. Masks should also fit well so they do not slip or block peripheral vision.
TREAT: Eyeball Pizza Rolls
You can make these delicious eyeballs with frozen dinner rolls and your favorite pizza toppings. Find Cooking Guy’s recipe here.
TRICK: Bring along a damp washcloth.
If your child’s makeup begins to run or bother them during the night, having a washcloth ready can help them avoid rubbing anything into their eyes.
TREAT: Pretzel Eyeballs
Your kids will love helping you make this sweet and salty Halloween snack. Get the recipe from Soufflé Bombay here.
TRICK: Keep walkways lit.
Make sure your neighbors are safe, too. Keep your porch and walkways clear and well-lit for other trick-or-treaters.
TREAT: Jelly Donut Eyeballs
They may look scary, but all you need are some powdered jelly donuts, M&Ms, and jam to make this eyeball dessert. Get the full recipe from Cupcake Wars winner Lindsay Ann here.
TRICK: Take off all makeup before bedtime.
At the end of the night, remember to take out any contacts and wash off all face paint and makeup to keep your eyes and skin healthy and refreshed.
TREAT: Eyeball Platter
These strawberry cream cheese, apple cinnamon, marshmallow, and peanut butter and banana eyeballs make the perfect platter for a Halloween party. Find instructions from Kellogg’s here.
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