This week is Healthy Contact Lens Wear Week. Every August, the CDC promotes healthy contact lens wear by increasing awareness of proper lens care:
"When cared for properly, contact lenses can provide a comfortable and convenient way to work, play, and live for the 45 million people in the U.S. who wear them. While contact lenses are usually a safe and effective form of vision correction, they are not entirely risk-free—especially if they are not cared for properly. Contact lenses are medical devices, and failure to wear, clean, and store them as directed can increase the risk of eye infections, such as microbial keratitis. To reap the benefits of wearing contact lenses, it is essential to practice healthy habits. Remember: Healthy Habits = Healthy Eyes"
So take care of your contact lenses, visit your eye care provider regularly, and replace your contact lenses as scheduled. Eye Consultants of Northern Virginia, PC supports healthy practices to keep you seeing your best!
You can avoid infections by practicing these simple healthy habits brought to you by the CDC: