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 19-23, 2019 marks the sixth annual Contact Lens Health Week. This year’s campaign theme is “Contact Lens Health Starts with You” to encourage eye care providers and patients alike to take an active role in ensuring and caring for their eye health. 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:
- Improve communication about healthy contact lens hygiene habits between eye care providers and patients
- Risk associated with improper contact lens use
- Regular visits to an eye care provider
Contact Lens Health Promotion Tools and Materials
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
- Tear-off Pads
- Buttons and Badges
- Mobile Apps
- Social Media Library
- Web Features
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.