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CDC's Contact Lens Health Starts with You

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with partners, is promoting the sixth annual Contact Lens Health Week, August 19-23, 2019. This year’s campaign theme is “Contact Lens Health Starts with You” to encourage eye care providers and patients alike to take an active role in ensuring and caring for their eye health.

Failure to wear, clean and store your lenses as directed by your eye doctor increases the chance of getting germs in your eyes and causing complications. Contact lens-related eye infections can lead to long-lasting damage but often are preventable. Even minor infections can be painful and disrupt day-to-day life. Your contact lens wear and care habits, supplies and eye doctor are all essential to keeping your eyes healthy.

The Contact Lens Health Week campaign messages cover three key areas:

  1. Improve communication about healthy contact lens hygiene habits between eye care providers and patients
  2. Risk associated with improper contact lens use
  3. Regular visits to an eye care provider

Get Involved

Download and share social media messages to spread the word about healthy contact lens wear and care.

Look for and use the hashtag #OnePairTakeCare.

Share CDC’s contact lenses digital buttons and badges on your websites, blogs and social media channels.

Order or download posters to promote healthy contact lens wear and care habits and free tear-off pads that have important contact lens tips.

For more information on Contact Lens Health Week, a campaign promotion toolkit, free posters and other resources for promoting healthy contact lens wear and care throughout the year, visit www.cdc.gov/contactlenses.


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