Glue on Lashes: Are they Safe for your eyes?

If you've ever considered getting eyelash extensions, you may have heard about lash glues and wondered if they are safe for your eyes.

Eyelash extensions are trending now.

Since long lashes are very much on trend now and it is not always possible to get naturally long and thick lashes, women tend to go for eyelash extensions. The advantage of using glue on lashes is that you don't have to deal with the hassle of applying them every time you leave the house or if you wish to change your look in between. They can also be removed easily without causing any harm to your natural lashes. However, there are some risks involved with this procedure as well; here are some tips for making sure that your eyes stay healthy while wearing glue on eyelashes:

  • Make sure that the product has been tested by experts before being sold commercially so that it does not contain harmful chemicals or irritants which may damage your eyesight over time.

  • Ensure that all equipment used during application has been properly sterilized before use - this includes tweezers (to remove excess glue), adhesive remover pads/wipes etc.

  • Avoid applying near eyes which have been injured recently (partly due to application procedures) or where there is an infection present.

  • Avoid sleeping with these extensions until they are completely dry since this could cause irritation around eyes when waking up in morning due to sweat produced during sleep!

As with regular eyelash extensions, you can experience allergic reactions to the adhesives used for glue-on lashes.

If you've ever had regular eyelash extensions, you'd know that the adhesive used for them is pretty safe. It's made to be hypoallergenic, but that doesn't mean it will never cause an allergic reaction. As with regular eyelash extensions, you can experience allergic reactions to the adhesives used for glue-on lashes.

If you're prone to sensitive eyes or allergies and are considering getting glue-on lashes put on your lids, consider asking your salon technician whether they use a hypoallergenic adhesive or not before they start applying them.

Proper application is everything. 

If you do not follow all the directions and apply them incorrectly, you might end up damaging your natural lashes. The glue might be too strong for you or it may be applied to the skin around your eyes. This could cause irritation such as redness and inflammation of the eyelids. You should avoid applying glue on lashes if:

  • You have sensitive eyes or allergies to adhesives

  • You have a history of eye problems such as glaucoma (increased pressure inside the eye) or uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer in front of your retina)

  • Have had an incomplete repair after LASIK surgery

If you follow the instructions and use glue carefully, your lashes should be fine. However, there are some things to consider before getting lashes attached.

  • Use the right amount of glue. You only need a little bit of glue to adhere your lash to your natural lash line. If you use too much, it can cause irritation around your eyes and even damage them if left on too long or worn too often (which shouldn't happen anyway!).

  • Don't wear lashes too often—every day is enough! They're not like false eyelashes that can be worn every day for months on end—they shouldn't be worn more than once every couple of weeks at most because doing so could cause irritation and lead to eye infections or loss of vision in severe cases! So don't worry about wearing them every day: just wear them when necessary instead!

Related Article: Mascara and Makeup: Is It Safe For Eyes?

With each application of glue on lash you will find your lash line becoming thinner.

As you continue to apply the glue on lashes, you will find that the lash line becomes thinner and thinner. This is because the natural lashes are being pulled out by the glue. You can use an eyelash brush to help with this problem. However, the best option would be to simply stop using glue on your lashes until your own grow back in fully again.

Do not use glue on lashes too often, as they may damage your natural lashes in the longer run

If you're a frequent glue-on lash wearer, your natural lashes may experience some damage. The more often you use false eyelashes, the greater chance they have to pull out your natural lashes with them in the process. If this happens too often, it can cause permanent damage to your eyelashes and make your eyes look less attractive overall.

The takeaway here is that if you want to wear false eyelashes on a regular basis (or even just once), it's best not to do so too often.


After reading this post, I hope you feel more informed about the safety of glue on lashes and the impact they can have on your eye health. If you still have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to your eye care provider. They are there for a reason—and it’s not just to sell you glasses!