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The messages and images 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, and each image is 580x580 pixels. Messages may be used as written or customized to address local or other specific needs.

Messages for Campaigns & Observances

Contact Lens Health Week - #OnePairTakeCare (August 24-28, 2015)

  • It’s Contact Lens Health Week. Healthy habits=healthy eyes. go.usa.gov/kkex #OnePairTakeCare
  • Start early with healthy contact lens habits. go.usa.gov/kkex #OnePairTakeCare
  • Water and contacts don’t mix! Learn why at go.usa.gov/pjwz #OnePairTakeCare
  • Share your grossest story about contact lens habits during Contact Lens Health Week #OnePairTakeCare
  • Have family/friends who wear contacts? Share tips to avoid eye infections. go.usa.gov/kkex #OnePairTakeCare
  • Wear contacts? You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them! go.usa.gov/kkex #OnePairTakeCare
  • How many people don’t properly care for their contacts? Find out here: go.usa.gov/vTt4 #OnePairTakeCare
  • Promote healthy habits with CDC materials for Contact Lens Health Week: go.usa.gov/vTw5 #OnePairTakeCare
  • Have kids who wear contacts? Teach them how to keep eyes healthy. go.usa.gov/kkex #OnePairTakeCare
  • Does your kid want contacts? Learn the facts during Contact Lens Health Week: go.usa.gov/3WDpC #OnePairTakeCare
  • Have kids who wear contacts? Schedule their yearly #EyeExam during Contact Lens Health Week! go.usa.gov/3WDU4 #OnePairTakeCare

Spring Break Contact Lens Health Tips (March)

  • Going on Spring Break with your contact lenses? Remember to carry a spare pair of glasses too! http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Headed to the beach or pool for Spring Break? Take those contact lenses out before you jump in! No H2O http://go.usa.gov/pjwz
  • Spring Break contact lens tip: Mom says, be sure to bring enough contact lens supplies when you travel. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Partying on Spring Break? No risky business—take your contact lenses out before bed, even if you’re up late! http://go.usa.gov/zf2B
  • Spring Break tip: Avoid that sketchy pair. All contacts lenses require a prescription—even decorative ones. http://go.usa.gov/zwFV

AAO: "Want Scary Eyes?" Campaign (October)

  • Vampires have red eyes. So could you this #Halloween if you pop in costume contacts without a prescription.  http://bit.ly/1xybIEn
  • 4 #frightening ways non-prescription costume contacts can turn your #Halloween into a nightmare.  http://bit.ly/1xybIEn
  • Don’t let an eye infection be the scariest part of your #Halloween. Watch this video to find out more.  http://bit.ly/1ByZhpA
  • The scary part about your #Halloween #costume shouldn’t be the damage it does to your #eyes.  http://bit.ly/qWE53v
  • Treat your eyes right this #Halloween - make sure to get a prescription for any cosmetic contact lenses you wear.  http://bit.ly/18qrPWc

Healthy Vision Month (May)

  • You can protect your eyes with a comprehensive dilated #eye exam. http://go.usa.gov/kvGV Care for your sight for life.
  • Vision problems affect all ages. Learn how to care for your #sight during Healthy Vision Month. http://go.usa.gov/kvGV
  • Do you know the 9 ways you can protect your #vision for life?  Learn how: http://go.usa.gov/kvGV
  • Wear contacts? Learn how to care for your #sight during Healthy Vision Month: go.usa.gov/kkex #HVM2015
  • Know how to protect your #vision while wearing contacts?  Learn how: go.usa.gov/kkex #HVM2015
  • Water and contacts don’t mix. Learn why during Healthy Vision Month: go.usa.gov/pjwz #HVM2015
  • Wear contacts? Schedule a yearly #EyeExam during Healthy Vision Month: go.usa.gov/3WDU4 #HVM2015

Women's Eye Health Month (April)

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

General Contact Lens Health Messages

Summer Travel

  • Planning summer travel? Wear contacts? Remember to pack a spare pair of glasses. go.usa.gov/kkex
  • At the beach or pool this summer? Take your contacts out before jumping in! No H2O: go.usa.gov/3ZxXR
  • Summer contact lens tip: Pack enough contact lens supplies when you travel. go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Partying this summer? No risky business—take your contacts out before bed, even if you’re up late! go.usa.gov/zf2B
  • Don’t let an eye infection ruin your summer vacation. Follow CDC contact lens tips: go.usa.gov/kkex

Preventing Eye Infections

  • Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a clean cloth before touching contact lenses. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Don't sleep in your contact lenses unless prescribed by your eye doctor.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Keep water away from your contact lenses.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Rub and rinse your contacts with solution before storing overnight.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Never rinse your contacts with water or saliva!   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Prevent eye infections! Rub and rinse your contact lens case after each use.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Don’t get eye infections! Replace your contact lens case every three months.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Keep your eyes infection-free: Only use fresh solution in your contact lens case.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Water and contacts don’t mix! Keep water away.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Replace your contacts as regularly as the eye doctor tells you.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Prevent eye infections! Ask your eye doctor if you have questions about how to care for your contact lenses and case.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Only use the contact lens solution your eye doctor recommends for you. Healthy habits = healthy eyes.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Get an eye exam every year to keep those peepers healthy. Healthy habits = healthy eyes.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • If you wear contacts, have a pair of glasses with a current prescription, too—just in case!  http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • 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!   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Do you wear contact lenses? Learn how to avoid eye infections:   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Don’t get an eye infection! You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them! Healthy habits = healthy eyes.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Healthy habits = healthy eyes. Follow these tips for safe contact lens wear and care:  http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Contact lenses are like underwear: don’t over-wear, avoid that sketchy pair, and carry a spare (pair of glasses)   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Keep your eyes healthy with contacts. Check out this podcast for more info: http://go.usa.gov/kvG5

Contact Lens Facts

  • Serious eye infections that can lead to blindness affect up to 1 out of every 500 contact lens wearers per year. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • Not following proper contact lens care instructions has been linked to outbreaks of serious eye infections. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • Up to 98% of contact lens wearers don’t properly care for their contact lenses. Learn how to prevent eye infections. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Over 30 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • All contact lenses—even colored ones that do not correct vision—are medical devices and are regulated by the FDA. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • Serious eye infections—often linked to improper contact lens use—lead to 1M healthcare visits/yr. http://go.usa.gov/6XFV
  • 70K people/yr with serious eye infections that are often linked to improper contact lens use. http://go.usa.gov/6XFV
  • $175M in healthcare costs /yr due to eye infections that are often linked to improper contact lens use. http://go.usa.gov/6XFV

Benefits of Contact Lens Wear

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

For Eye Care Providers

  • Do your patients wear contact lenses? Find out what they need to know to prevent eye infections. http://go.usa.gov/kkex

Social Media Images

Eye Wise - Contact Lenses 101: Clean and Replace That Grimy Case

 clean and replace that grimy case

Message: Rinse your case with solution, rub to clean it, and store it upside down every day. Get a new case at least every three months.
Audience: Designed for young adult contact lens wearers.

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Link to Protect Your Eyes.

Eye Wise - Contact Lenses 101: No H2O - Keep Water Away from Contacts

 clean and replace that grimy case

Message: Don’t rinse or store contacts in water, and avoid showering or swimming while wearing contacts.
Audience: Designed for young adult contact lens wearers.

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Link to Water & Contact Lenses.

Contact Lenses are Like Underwear

 Contact Lenses are Like Underwear

Message: Be prepared for anything! Keep your eyes healthy and safe through proper contact lens wear and care.
Audience: Designed for young adult contact lens wearers.

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Link to Protect Your Eyes.

You Only Have One Pair of Eyes - Your Eye Doctor

 You Only Have One Pair of Eyes - Your Eye Doctor

Message: Follow these tips about when to visit the eye doctor.
Audience: Designed for all contact lens wearers.

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Link to Protect Your Eyes.

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