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Contact Lens Health Week 2015
CDC’s Healthy Contact Lenses Program is pleased to announce exciting new additions to our website in preparation for the second annual Contact Lens Health Week, August 24-28, 2015.
Contact Lens Health Week 2015 has been moved to August to coincide with "back to school" health promotion efforts. The theme for this year’s observance is Healthy Habits Mean Healthy Eyes, and it targets teenage contact lens wearers, their parents, and eye care providers. Messages and materials are also suitable for contact lens wearers of all other ages.
Visit our website for new Contact Lens Health Week 2015 materials:
- Start planning your Contact Lens Health Week 2015 celebration with our new toolkit.
- Order free posters and tear-off pads, thanks to generous financial support from the Contact Lens Institute.
- Download and share Contact Lens Health Week 2015 posters and web buttons.
- Tweet and post about Contact Lens Health Week 2015 using our new social media messages (#OnePairTakeCare).
October 29, 2014: Contact Lens Health Week 2014 and New Web Content
The CDC Healthy Contact Lenses Program announces the first annual Contact Lens Health Week coming in November and new web content to further promote healthy contact lens wear and care.
Contact Lens Health Week 2014: November 17-21
CDC and partners created Contact Lens Health Week in 2014 to promote healthy contact lens wear and care practices that can help prevent eye infections associated with improper contact lens use. The first annual Contact Lens Health Week is November 17-21, 2014. This year’s campaign theme is "You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them!" The target audience is contact lens wearers ages 18-22—a group at increased risk of eye infections associated with contact lens wear.
We encourage eye care providers, college campus organizations, public health practitioners, and contact lens industry representatives to help us relay campaign messages to contact lens wearers. CDC has developed materials you can use to promote healthy contact lens wear and care during the campaign week.
2014 Campaign Promotion Materials
- Campaign promotion toolkit with promotion/outreach suggestions, resources/links, campaign blurbs for newsletters and campaign messages for use on social media platforms
- Buttons and badges to promote Contact Lens Health Week and healthy contact lens wear and care
- Social media library with campaign messages and general messages about healthy contact lens wear and care (use the hashtag #OnePairTakeCare on social media)
- Posters for promoting Contact Lens Health Week and healthy contact lens wear and care
The CDC Healthy Contact Lenses Program has also developed new web content and materials for promoting healthy contact lens wear and care throughout the year.
New web content
- Children and Contact Lenses page that explains the risks, benefits, and wear and care recommendations to parents of children who are current or potential contact lens wearers
- Decorative Contact Lenses page that provides information on the risks of wearing contact lenses without a prescription and tips for proper wear and care of decorative lenses
- Newsroom, Features, Observances & Announcements
- Spanish language translation of healthy contact lens wear and care recommendations
Updates to Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care main page
New health promotion materials
June 6, 2014: Healthy Contact Lenses at CDC: Continued web expansion and new materials
CDC’s Healthy Contact Lenses Program, which began in July 2013, is pleased to announce several new additions to the Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care website—now presented in a mobile-friendly format.
New health promotion materials
New web content
- Updated look for contact lens wear and care recommendations
- Special tips for hard (or rigid gas permeable) contact lens wearers
- A Newsroom page, including news media about the Healthy Contact Lenses program
- An Announcements page, showing releases of new content, materials, and updates
- New organization of health promotion materials, which now includes:
March 20, 2014: Healthy Contact Lenses at CDC: Website Expansion and New Materials
CDC’s Healthy Contact Lenses Program, which began in July 2013, is now pleased to announce several new additions to the Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care website—now presented in a mobile-friendly format.
New web pages:
New health promotion materials:
- 1 infographic: You Only Have One Pair of Eyes
- 4 posters: Your Habits, Your Gear, & Your Eye Doctor
- 2 podcasts: Healthy Contacts (HHS) & Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care (CDC)
- 3 web buttons: Contact Lenses and Water Don’t Mix & Contact Lens Tips from CDC
CDC, with generous financial support from the Contact Lens Institute (CLI), has worked in collaboration with the contact lens industry, FDA, academia, and professional organizations to develop clear messages about healthy contact lens wear and care.
- Page last reviewed: July 8, 2015
- Page last updated: July 8, 2015
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