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Contact Lens Health Week - #OnePairTakeCare (August 20-24, 2018)

Contact Lens Health Week - Aug 20-28, 2018. Woman putting a contact lens into her eye.

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Link to the CDC Contact Lenses home page.

Halloween Contact Lens Health Tips (October)

  • Is one night of fun worth your vision? Stay safe this #Halloween & only wear prescribed decorative lenses! go.usa.gov/3htgV
  • Stay safe this #Halloween! Don’t wear decorative contacts without a prescription. go.usa.gov/3htgV
  • Beware! Wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription could harm your eyes. go.usa.gov/3htgV
  • Decorative contacts are not risk free. Learn how to keep your eyes safe this #Halloween! http://go.usa.gov/3htgV
  • Buying costume contacts for #Halloween without a prescription could turn scary! go.usa.gov/3htgV
  • Decorative contact lenses may be fun, but an eye infection isn’t. Get a prescription first. go.usa.gov/3htgV
  • Beware! Over-the-counter decorative lenses are illegal and dangerous! go.usa.gov/3htgV
  • Vampires have red eyes. So could you this #Halloween if you pop in costume contacts without a prescription. http://go.usa.gov/3SFP9
  • 4 #frightening ways non-prescription costume contacts can turn your #Halloween into a nightmare. http://bit.ly/1xybIEn
  • Don’t let an eye infection be the scariest part of your #Halloween. Watch this video to find out more. http://bit.ly/1ByZhpA
  • The scary part about your #Halloween #costume shouldn’t be the damage it does to your #eyes. http://go.usa.gov/3SFP9
  • Treat your eyes right this #Halloween – make sure to get a prescription for any cosmetic contact lenses you wear. http://go.usa.gov/3SFP9

Spring Break Contact Lens Health Tips (March)

  • Going on Spring Break with your contact lenses? Remember to carry a spare pair of glasses too! http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Headed to the beach or pool for Spring Break? Take those contact lenses out before you jump in! No H2O http://go.usa.gov/pjwz
  • Spring Break contact lens tip: Mom says, be sure to bring enough contact lens supplies when you travel. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Partying on Spring Break? No risky business—take your contact lenses out before bed, even if you’re up late! http://go.usa.gov/zf2B
  • Spring Break tip: Avoid that sketchy pair. All contacts lenses require a prescription—even decorative ones. http://go.usa.gov/zwFV

Healthy Vision Month (May)

  • You can protect your eyes with a comprehensive dilated #eye exam. http://go.usa.gov/kvGV Care for your sight for life.
  • Vision problems affect all ages. Learn how to care for your #sight during Healthy Vision Month. http://go.usa.gov/kvGV
  • Do you know the 9 ways you can protect your #vision for life?  Learn how: http://go.usa.gov/kvGV
  • Wear contacts? Learn how to care for your #sight during Healthy Vision Month: go.usa.gov/kkex #HVM2015
  • Know how to protect your #vision while wearing contacts?  Learn how: go.usa.gov/kkex #HVM2015
  • Water and contacts don’t mix. Learn why during Healthy Vision Month: go.usa.gov/pjwz #HVM2015
  • Wear contacts? Schedule a yearly #EyeExam during Healthy Vision Month: go.usa.gov/3WDU4 #HVM2015

Women's Eye Health Month (April)

  • 2 in 3 contact lens wearers are women. Follow these tips for healthy eyes with contacts: http://go.usa.gov/kkex #WomensEyeHealthMonth
  • Ladies, keep your eyes healthy! Check out CDC’s tips for contact lens wearers. http://go.usa.gov/kkex #WomensEyeHealthMonth
  • It’s #WomensEyeHealthMonth! Keep your eyes healthy while wearing contacts. http://go.usa.gov/kkex

General Contact Lens Health Messages

Summer Travel

  • Planning a summer trip and packing up your contact lenses? Remember to pack an extra pair of eye glasses. go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Swimming at the beach or pool this summer? Take your contacts out before jumping in the water! usa.gov/3ZxXR
  • Summer contact lens tip: Pack enough contact lens supplies when you travel and always be sure to carry a pair of glasses with you. usa.gov/kkex
  • Staying up late on summer nights? Remember that sleeping in contacts is risky business—take your contacts out before bed, even if you’re up late! usa.gov/zf2B
  • Don’t let an eye infection ruin your summer vacation. Follow CDC contact lens tips: usa.gov/kkex

Preventing Eye Infections

  • Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a clean cloth before touching contact lenses. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Don’t sleep in your contact lenses unless prescribed by your eye doctor. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Keep water away from your contact lenses. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Rub and rinse your contacts with fresh solution before storing overnight. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Never rinse your contacts with water or saliva!   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Prevent eye infections! Rub and rinse your contact lens case after each use. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Don’t get eye infections! Replace your contact lens case every three months. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Keep your eyes infection-free: Only use fresh solution in your contact lens case. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Water and contacts don’t mix! Keep water away from your contacts.  http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Prevent eye infections! Ask your eye doctor if you have questions about how to care for your contact lenses and case. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Only use the contact lens solution your eye doctor recommends for you. Healthy habits = healthy eyes. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Get an eye exam every year to keep your eyes healthy. Healthy habits = healthy eyes. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • If you wear contacts, carry a backup pair of glasses and have a current prescription, too—just in case!  http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Your contacts should feel good and allow you to see well. If not, make an appointment with your eye doctor today.
  • Buyer beware! Contacts that can be bought without a prescription are not legal. Don’t take chances with your eyes.
  • If you have eye infection symptoms, remove your contacts and call your eye doc. You only have one pair of eyes! http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Do you wear contact lenses? Learn how to avoid eye infections: http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Don’t get an eye infection! You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them! Healthy habits = healthy eyes.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Healthy habits = healthy eyes. Follow these tips for safe contact lens wear and care:  http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Contact lenses are like underwear: don’t over-wear, avoid that sketchy pair, and carry an extra pair of glasses.   http://go.usa.gov/kkex

Contact Lens Facts

  • Serious eye infections that can lead to blindness affect up to 1 out of every 500 contact lens wearers per year. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • Not following proper contact lens care instructions has been linked to outbreaks of serious eye infections. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • All contact lenses—even colored ones that do not correct vision—are medical devices and are regulated by the FDA. http://go.usa.gov/kvGx
  • Did you know? Serious eye infections often linked to improper contact lens use—lead to 1million healthcare visits each year.  http://go.usa.gov/kvGx

Benefits of Contact Lens Wear

  • Contact lenses can provide many benefits, but they are not risk-free. Follow these tips! http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Contact lenses are a safe and effective way to correct vision when treated properly. Healthy habits = happy eyes. http://go.usa.gov/kkex
  • Learn how to enjoy the comfort and benefits of contact lenses while lowering your chance of eye infections: http://go.usa.gov/kkex

For Eye Care Providers

  • Do your patients wear contact lenses? Talk to them about healthy contact lens wear and care habits, so they know how to prevent eye infections.http://go.usa.gov/kkex

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