Contact Lens Health Week
CDC, in close collaboration with partners, organizes Contact Lens Health Week (third full week of August) as a strategy to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care. CDC encourages partners to raise awareness about the importance of healthy contact lens hygiene practices to protect against serious eye infections and other illnesses. 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. The observance week messages cover three key areas:
- Healthy contact lens wear and care hygiene practices
- Risk associated with improper contact lens use
- Regular visits to an eye care provider
Contact Lens Health Promotion Tools and Materials
CDC provides 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
- Tear-off Pads
- Buttons and Badges
- Mobile Apps
- Social Media Library
- Web Features
Other Health Promotion Opportunities
Visit our social media library to find health promotion messages specific to Halloween, Spring Break, and Healthy Vision Month (May). We encourage partners to promote healthy contact lens wear and care throughout the year.