Safety tips for Halloween trick-or-treating

Safety tips for Halloween trick-or-treating

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Monday is Halloween and thousands of Hawaii's keiki will be going out in costumes, hoping to fill their baskets with sweets.

In preparation to this year's trick or treating, Dr. Christopher Tortora, Medical Director of Hawaiian Eye Center, stopped by Sunrise to share some Halloween costume safety tips.

Tortora says Halloween costumes can be dangerous to your health, especially your eyes. Make sure the makeup and the face paint are hypoallergenic and made with FDA-approved ingredients.

Contacts should be only purchased from an eye care professional. Props should be made of soft or flexible material. Hats and masks should no block vision or have shark edges. Also, both children and their guardians should wear flashers or reflective tape when going out at night time.

Tortora recommends avoiding masks because they make it hard for children to see what's around them, especially cars.
It's also important that costumes fit properly to prevent trips and falls. Over-sized shoes, high heels, long dresses and capes aren't recommended either.

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