261They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder – and for many people, nothing is more beautiful than dark eyelashes and perfectly colored eyebrows.  Both features have the power to completely transform a person’s appearance, which is why eyebrow and eyelash tinting is quickly becoming a popular new beauty treatment.

But before you book your next eyebrow or eyelash tinting, consider this – multiple studies have shown that these “harmless” beauty treatments could end up harming your vision.

In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not, to this date, approved any color additives or dyes that can be used on the eyelash or eyebrow area.  The FDA has cited many instances where these dyes can cause serious damage to a person’s vision.  In some extreme cases, some people have been permanently blinded by these harmful dyes.

Even people who have used these dyes in the past may experience a reaction.  Since these formulas aren’t regulated by the FDA, they could keep changing over time.  That means clients are still at the risk for experiencing severe and serious reactions to eyelash and/or eyebrow dye.

The FDA recommends avoiding eyelash and eyebrow tinting, as even “safe” formulas could trigger allergic reactions – or worse.

If you’ve used eyelash or eyebrow tinting and are worried about your eyes, it’s important to immediately schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacqueline Griffiths at NewView Eye Center in Reston, Virginia.  Dr. Griffiths can provide you with eye examinations that can help keep your eyes safe and healthy.  Don’t wait to schedule this kind of appointment; the faster you book, the more likely it is that Dr. Griffiths can help preserve your healthy vision.

NewView Eye Center also serves the greater Washington, DC areas.