Today women and men can choose from a variety of cosmetic items to enhance their eye presentation. That means you can purchase lotions that will help reduce wrinkles and unsightly puffiness. The choice of eye makeup is nearly endless and if you are particular about your brows, you can get them done professionally. In fact, you can have your eyebrows waxed, thinned, thickened, colored and more.

But, the latest trend in beautifying your eyes is enhancing your lashes. Now, the old fashioned way was through the use of mascara and that beauty product alone can fill an aisle from different manufacturers. Now, however, you are able to pay to have eyelash extensions added directly to your lids one lash at a time. It is a tedious and time-consuming process but the end result is usually beautiful lashes that do not need mascara, eyeliner or any other enhancement in order to be attention getting.

For those of you who are new to the world of eyelash extensions, there are several things to know. First, eyelashes are attached one at a time! It is a time-consuming process so be prepared to settle in for a few hours at least. Too, they are usually attached with tweezers so you must be comfortable with having something sharp come near your eyeball – even if it’s closed!

The problem with eyelash extensions is that they have been known to be eye irritants for several reasons. First, there is the issue of the adhesives that are used to attach the extension. Over time the body may have an adverse reaction and your eyes could turn itchy, watery or worse. Second, eyelash extensions are made of synthetic materials and this may also cause problems with your eyes or eyelids. Sometimes eyelashes are made from silk or fur and these are also materials that could cause you to have an allergic reaction.

There are certain precautions you can take that will help to keep eye problems at bay when you use eyelash extensions. You should start by gently washing the extensions each night with a cleanser that has been designed specifically for eyelashes. Also, they must be changed regularly – keeping eyelashes on for too long is the same as keeping contacts in too long – it is bad for the eyes.

Be sure to do your homework before beautifying your eyes. Count on the experts at Island Eyecare to answer all your questions about healthy eyes!