It’s Contact Lens Health Week!

August 20-24 marks the 5th annual Contact Lens Health Week

August 20-24, 2018 marks the 5th annual Contact Lens Health Week and the CDC and the AOA have some great information for anyone wishing to learn more about how to safely wear and care for contact lenses. Check out some of the resources below, and remember, #onepairtakecare!

CDC: Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care
CDC: Fast Facts
CDC: Germs and Infections
CDC: Children and Contact Lenses
CDC: Types of Contact Lenses and Solutions
Access Media Group: Consumer Guide to Contact Lenses
Prevent Blindness: Wearing Contact Lenses
Contact Lens Wear and Care CDC: Protect Your Eyes
CDC: Health Promotion Materials
AOA: Contact Lens Safety
Resources for Eye Care Providers CDC: Publications, Data & Statistics
CDC: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Case series on contact lens-related eye infections 
Contact Lens Society of America
American Optometric Association What contact Lens Wearers Need to Know About Tobacco Use Why Contact Lenses and Water Don’t Mix Illegal Cosmetic Contacts – Is going blind worth it? Contacts Made Just For You

Resources for Spanish Speakers:
FDA: Cuidado de los lentes de contacto (Contact Lens Care) 
CDC: Proteja sus ojos (Protect Your Eyes) 

Contact Lens Health Week on the CDC website:

Katie Van Hise

About Katie Van Hise

Katie Van Hise serves as the Director of Communications and Marketing for the New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians (NJSOP). She works closely with members of the NJSOP to provide consumers with current and factual information regarding eye and vision care.

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