Use safe, harmless eye makeup products

Makeup aisles are filled with a plethora of products, and with such a limitless variety, it's possible that a few items may be harmful to your eyes. Before you begin applying makeup, the American Academy of Ophthamology suggests to consider your eye health and choose reliable products whose safety has been proven.

"Makeup is a part of many women's everyday routine, but they should be aware that improperly applied makeup is a risk to the eye… We want the public to know how to look your best without jeopardizing your eye health," Cynthia Bradford, a clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthamology told ABC4.com.

Doctors advise not to share eye products and to replace cosmetics every six months to avoid bacterial buildup on the products, according to The Eye Digest.

Keeping the doc's advice in mind, women may also want to swap their old mascara for a hypoallergenic type that has been clinically tested to be non-irritating to eyes.

Women's Health magazine recommends blinc Mascara (formerly Kiss Me Mascara), a non-irritant formula for women whose eyes are prone to tearing or drying up.