Contact Lens Health Week
CDC, in close collaboration with partners, has organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care. August 21-25, 2017 marks the fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week. This year’s campaign theme is “healthy habits mean healthy eyes” with a focus on encouraging youth to start healthy habits early, for healthy eyes later. Increased awareness about the importance of proper contact lens hygiene can encourage contact lens wearers to adopt healthy habits that can reduce their chances of getting an eye infection. This year’s health messages cover three key areas:
- Healthy contact lens hygiene habits
- Proper use, care, and storage of contact lenses and supplies
- Regular visits to an eye care provider
CDC has developed a number of tools and materials to help promote Contact Lens Health Week and healthy contact lens wear and care throughout the year.
General Contact Lens Health Promotion Materials
Other Health Promotion Opportunities
CDC also coordinates contact lens health promotion efforts during Halloween, Spring Break, and Healthy Vision Month (May). Visit our social media library for messages specific to these times of year. In addition, we encourage partners to promote healthy contact lens wear and care throughout the year.
- Page last reviewed: August 16, 2017
- Page last updated: August 16, 2017
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