As a lash artist, one of the best and most valuable tools you have is your eyes. You need to care for them and treat them better than any other tool you have in your collection. Let’s face it – you can’t buy another pair if something happens to them.
A very serious issue, especially as a lash artist, is remembering your last eye exam. Your eyes should be checked every year. Your vision can change over a year's time. You might need corrective lenses or your prescription may need updating.
How’s your nutrition and water intake? Are you aware that proper nutrition and adequate hydration can impact your vision?
How is your retention? If your clients are complaining that their lashes are not staying on for a long period of time, let’s talk about your vision. Vision is so important that if someone is coming to our StellaLash Academy for lash extension training we require that they have their vision tested.
I highly recommend the use of magnifiers. You should have your vision checked and if you need corrective lenses, make sure that wear your glasses or contacts and then add magnifiers. If you use magnifiers without corrective lenses you can end up with more vision issues in the long run. We offer Telesight Magnifiers with a full frame that your optometrist can add your prescription lenses to. That way you will not have to wear two sets of eyewear on your face.
Applying lash extensions can cause strain on your eyes. Here are a few tips to alleviate eye stress.
1. First, make sure you’re properly hydrated and have good nutrition.
2. Second, make sure that you have gotten enough rest.
3. Third, proper lighting is a huge factor and you need to make sure you have adequate light.
If you start to feel eyestrain during your workday, here’s a sure fire tip:
Throughout the day, focus on farther points in the room – close your eyes for 10 seconds, open them and then focus on another focal point.
Also, one of my favorite little treats for my eyes throughout the day is to give them a little spritz with the StellaLash Nebulizer for a few seconds.
Take this opportunity to commit to getting an eye exam. If you can’t remember your last exam, stop what you’re doing and make an appointment to see your optometrist in the next few weeks.
If you’ve been lashing without the necessary corrective lenses, you’ve been working too hard. The tips we have provided here will make your life so much easier!