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Listen to podcasts to learn how to protect your eyes through healthy contact lens wear and care.

a contact lens on a fingertip over a towel

Don’t Sleep with Lenses
Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC
Running Time: 0:59
Release Date: 08/16/18

Summary: Contact lenses can be a safe, convenient alternative to glasses if used and maintained properly. Improper wear and care such as sleeping in lenses can increase your risk for eye infections. CDC’s Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses why it’s important to practice safe wear and care.

a contact lens on a fingertip over a towel

Don’t Sleep with Lenses
Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC
Running Time: 3:07
Release Date: 08/16/18

Summary: If used and maintained properly, contact lenses can be a safe and convenient alternative to glasses. But failure to remove and clean contact lenses regularly can result in serious eye infections. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses the importance of proper use and maintenance of contact lenses.

contact lens on a fingertip with a dark blue background

Proper Lens Care
Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC
Running Time: 0:59
Release Date: 08/17/17

Summary: Wearing contact lenses is a convenient way to improve vision. Improper wear and care can result in severe eye problems, including blindness. CDC’s Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses the importance of proper lens hygiene and maintenance.

contact lens on a fingertip with a dark blue background

Proper Lens Care
Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC
Running Time: 3:29
Release Date: 08/17/17

Summary: Wearing contact lenses is a convenient way to improve vision. Improper wear and care can result in severe eye problems, including blindness. CDC’s Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses the importance of proper lens hygiene and maintenance.

Person holding a contact lens while cleaning it with a bottle of solution

Contact Lens Safety
Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC
Running Time: 0:59
Release Date: 08/18/16

Summary: Contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, but improper care and use can result in infections which can lead to eye damage. This podcast discusses contact lens safety.

Person holding a contact lens while cleaning it with a bottle of solution

Contact Lens Safety
Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC
Running Time: 2:53
Release Date: 08/18/16

Summary: Contact lenses are a convenient and effective alternative to traditional eye glasses, but improper care and use can result in severe damage to the eyes. In this podcast, Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses the importance of proper care and use of contact lenses.

a contact lens on a fingertip over a towel

Keep Contacts Clean
Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC
Running Time: 0:59
Release Date: 09/03/15

Summary: Millions of Americans use contact lenses as an alternative to glasses, but many of them report unhealthy wear and care habits. This podcast provides useful tips on healthy contact lens hygiene habits.

a contact lens on a fingertip over a towel

Keep Contacts Clean
Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC
Running Time: 4:31
Release Date: 09/03/15

Summary: More than 41 million adults in the United States wear contact lenses. CDC’s Dr. Jennifer Cope discusses some common unhealthy contact lens wear and care habits that can increase contact lens wearers’ risk of eye infection.

someone holding a contact lens on fingertip

Clean Contact Lenses
Series Name: HHS HealthBeat
Running Time: 1:00
Release Date: 12/9/14

Summary: Improper contact lens care can increase the chances of getting a serious eye infection. CDC’s Sarah Collier explains healthy habits that can help contact lens wearers avoid these infections.

a contact lens storage case

Keep Contacts Clean
Series Name: A Cup of Health with CDC
Running Time: 3:50
Release Date: 11/20/14

Summary: Contact lenses can be a comfortable and convenient alternative to traditional eye glasses, but without proper care, they can cause severe eye problems. In this podcast, CDC epidemiologist Sarah Collier discusses the importance of proper maintenance of contact lenses.

inserting a contact lens

Keep Contacts Clean
Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC
Running Time: 0:59
Release Date: 11/20/14

Summary: Keratitis is a serious, sometimes blinding, eye infection often associated with poor contact lens hygiene. This podcast discusses healthy ways to care for your contact lenses.

contact lens on fingertip

Healthy Contacts
Series Name: HHS HealthBeat
Running Time: 1:00
Release Date: 2/27/2014

Summary: Contact lenses can help people see better, but using them incorrectly or not taking good care of them can lead to painful—and potentially blinding—infections.

a contact lens on a fingertip

Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care
Series Name: CDC Featured Podcasts
Running Time: 1:55
Release Date: 2/4/2014

Summary: CDC’s Dr. Jennifer Cope explains some basic steps for proper wear and care of soft contact lenses.

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