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Social Media Library

The messages below are intended for organizations, eye care providers, public health officials, and the public to use with social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook. Each message is 140 characters or less, per Twitter requirements. These messages may be used as written or customized to address local or other specific needs.

Preventing Eye Infections

  • Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a clean cloth before touching contact lenses.
  • Don't sleep in your contact lenses unless prescribed by your eye doctor.
  • Keep water away from your contact lenses.
  • Rub and rinse your contacts with solution before storing overnight.
  • Never rinse your contacts with water or saliva!
  • Prevent eye infections! Rub and rinse your contact lens case after each use.
  • Don’t get eye infections! Replace your contact lens case every three months.
  • Keep your eyes infection-free: Only use fresh solution in your contact lens case.
  • Water and contacts don’t mix! Keep water away.
  • Replace your contacts as regularly as the eye doctor tells you.
  • Prevent eye infections! Ask your eye doctor if you have questions about how to care for your contact lenses and case.
  • Only use the contact lens solution your eye doctor recommends for you. Healthy habits = healthy eyes.
  • Get an eye exam every year to keep those peepers healthy. Healthy habits = healthy eyes.
  • If you wear contacts, have a pair of glasses with a current prescription, too—just in case!
  • Your contacts should feel good and allow you to see well. If not, make an appointment with your eye doctor today.
  • Buyer beware! Contacts that can be bought without a prescription are not legal. Don’t take chances with your eyes.
  • If you have eye infection symptoms, remove your contacts and call your eye doc. You only have one pair of eyes!
  • Do you wear contact lenses? Learn how to avoid eye infections:
  • Don’t get an eye infection! You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them! Healthy habits = healthy eyes.
  • Healthy habits = healthy eyes. Follow these tips for safe contact lens wear and care:
  • Contact lenses are like underwear: don’t over-wear, avoid that sketchy pair, and carry a spare (pair of glasses)
  • Keep your eyes healthy with contacts. Check out this podcast for more info:

Contact Lens Facts

  • Serious eye infections that can lead to blindness affect up to 1 out of every 500 contact lens wearers per year.
  • Not following proper contact lens care instructions has been linked to outbreaks of serious eye infections.
  • Up to 98% of contact lens wearers don’t properly care for their contact lenses. Learn how to prevent eye infections.
  • Over 30 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses.
  • All contact lenses—even colored ones that do not correct vision—are medical devices and are regulated by the FDA.

Benefits of Contact Lens Wear

  • Contact lenses can provide many benefits, but they are not risk-free. Follow these tips!
  • Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct vision when treated properly. Healthy habits = happy eyes.
  • Learn how to enjoy the comfort and benefits of contact lenses while lowering your chance of eye infections:

Women's Eye Health Month (April)

  • 2 in 3 contact lens wearers are women. Follow these tips for healthy eyes with contacts: #WomensEyeHealthMonth
  • Ladies, keep your eyes healthy! Check out CDC’s tips for contact lens wearers. #WomensEyeHealthMonth
  • It’s #WomensEyeHealthMonth! Keep your eyes healthy while wearing contacts.

Healthy Vision Month (May)

  • You can protect your eyes with a comprehensive dilated #eye exam. Care for your sight for life.
  • Vision problems affect all ages. Learn how to care for your #sight during Healthy Vision Month.
  • Do you know the 9 ways you can protect your #vision for life?  Learn how:

For ECPs

  • Do your patients wear contact lenses? Find out what they need to know to prevent eye infections.