Contact Lens Health Week

August 21-25, 2017 is Contact Lens Health Week. This is a week dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting healthy contact lens wear and care. Contacts lenses are a discreet way of managing vision impairments without being tied to a pair of glasses. 40 million plus people in the U.S. wear contacts and when cared for properly, can provide a comfortable way to work and play.

This year’s campaign is Healthy Habits=Healthy Eyes. Here are some guidelines for healthy contact lens wear:

  • Always wash your hands with soap and water before touching your contacts.
  • Never reuse solution or mix “old” solution with “new” solution. And NEVER store contacts in water.
  • Do not sleep in contact lenses, unless your Doctor says it’s okay.
  • Replace contact lens cases monthly.
  • Avoid wearing contacts while showering, swimming or using a hot tub.
  • Replace contact lenses as often as your eye doctor says.
  • Wear sunglasses due to increased light sensitivity and glare associated with contact lens wear.
  • Remove contact lenses if and eye pain, irritation, redness or blurriness occurs.
  • Always carry a pair of glasses in case you need to take out your contacts.
  • Visit your eye doctor yearly.


Click here,, for more information about contacts or contact lens health week. If you have questions or concerns about caring for your contact lenses please call your eye doctor at OPMT today.