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Michael McQuillan, O.D., F.C.O.V.D.
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“The Irish Eye Doctor”

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761 E Daily Dr #120, Camarillo, CA 93010

October Is Halloween Safety Month! 

October 1, 2022

With Halloween just weeks away and the kids getting all excited, now is a good time to take steps to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time.

Halloween Safety Month is an annual campaign that takes place in October. It aims to raise awareness about safety precautions that can help you avoid eye injuries and accidents during this holiday season.

Read on as a Camarillo, CA optometrist talks about Halloween Safety Month and offers some tips to help keep you and the kids safe as you make your trick-or-treating rounds.

How Did Halloween Safety Month Get Started?

Halloween Safety Month is an annual campaign that was started in 1990 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in collaboration with the American Automobile Association (AAA). It was set up as a way to educate people about the dangers of Halloween and how to avoid them. The campaign has since grown into a national effort, with more than half of all states now taking part.

Safety Tips for the Halloween Season

Halloween Safety Month is an opportunity for us all to remember that there are many ways we can be safer while trick-or-treating. We know how important it is to have fun on Halloween, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it safely. 

Here are a few simple tips for keeping your eyes safe:

  • Make sure costumes are well-fitting and free from loose strings or other hazards
  • Make sure costumes don’t block your vision by making sure they aren’t too long or bulky  
  • Don’t forget about the lighting situation when decorating for Halloween; use low-wattage bulbs instead of candles in displays or jack o’ lanterns because they’re safer for everyone involved
  • Make sure costumes are flame resistant and don’t leave you exposed to fire hazards

And here are a few more safety tips to help ensure you have a safe Halloween:

  • Don’t wear a mask that covers your face unless you’re going as a character whose face is covered, like a clown or bank robber. Even then, make sure it doesn’t block your vision and that it can be easily removed if needed.
  • If you’re wearing any kind of makeup (even fake blood), don’t forget to wash it off before bedtime! 
  • And always remember: Don’t share food or drink with anyone else unless you know for sure it’s been washed properly first!

If you have more questions or wish to schedule an eye wellness checkup, feel free to call our Camarillo, CA optometry office anytime!

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