Contact Lens Health Week

CLHW 2018 - a woman putting in a contact lens

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 20-24, 2018 marks the fifth annual Contact Lens Health Week. This year’s campaign theme is “Healthy habits mean healthy eyes” with a focus on encouraging all contact lens wearers to practice healthy habits now, 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:

  1. Healthy contact lens hygiene habits
  2. Proper use, care, and storage of contact lenses and supplies
  3. 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

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: July 26, 2018