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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.

Messages for Campaigns & Observances

Spring Break Contact Lens Health Tips (March)

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

Contact Lens Health Week - #OnePairTakeCare (November)

  • You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them. Learn how during Contact Lens Health Week. #OnePairTakeCare
  • Learn tips to maximize the benefits of your contact lenses during Contact Lens Health Week. #OnePairTakeCare
  • Pulling an all-nighter? Keep your glasses and contact lens case on hand. Your eyes will thank you. #OnePairTakeCare
  • Water and contacts don’t mix! Learn tips for contact lens wear during Contact Lens Health Week. #OnePairTakeCare
  • If you haven’t had your yearly eye exam, schedule one today! It’s Contact Lens Health Week. #OnePairTakeCare
  • Share your grossest story about improper contact lens wear during Contact Lens Health Week Nov 17-21. #OnePairTakeCare
  • Have family or friends who wear contacts? Share tips for avoiding eye infections. #OnePairTakeCare
  • Wear contact lenses? Celebrate Contact Lens Health Week by learning how to prevent eye infections. #OnePairTakeCare
  • How many contact lens wearers don’t follow proper wear and care instructions? Find out here. #OnePairTakeCare
  • Help promote healthy contact lens wear and care during Contact Lens Health Week. #OnePairTakeCare

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

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

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:

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.

General Contact Lens Health Messages

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.
  • Serious eye infections—often linked to improper contact lens use—lead to 1M healthcare visits/yr.
  • 70K people/yr with serious eye infections that are often linked to improper contact lens use.
  • $175M in healthcare costs /yr due to eye infections that are often linked to improper contact lens use.

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:

For Eye Care Providers

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