Contact Lens Health Week
Are you a contact lens wearer? If so, this is your week! November 17-21, 2014, is “Contact Lens Health Week” for the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC and at Vision Health Institute (VHI) one of our primary goals is to help educate contact lens wearers on proper lens care. You already know how great it is to be a contact lens wearer. To reap the benefits of wearing contact lenses, it is essential to practice healthy habits.
“You only have one pair of eyes, so take care of them!”
Contact lenses can provide a comfortable and convenient way to work, play, and live. Over 30 million people in the U.S. wear them! Contact lenses are usually a safe and effective form of vision correction, however, they are not entirely risk-free – especially if they are not cared for properly. After your exam, our eye care team will show you how to care for your lenses, as well as proper handling procedures. We will answer any question you might have about your new contacts.
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.
Remember, healthy habits = healthy eyes. We know that after you visit our Orlando eye care location, you might have questions about your contact lenses. You may always call us at 407-893-6222. Some concerns may be answered by visiting these links provided by the CDC. These links contain valuable information to help you continue enjoying your contact lenses:
- Protect your eyes
- Benefits of Vision Correction with Contact Lenses
- Data Behind Contact Lens Wear and Care Recommendations
- Germs & Infections
- Other Complications
- Water & Contact Lenses
- Children & Contact Lenses
- Decorative Contact Lenses
If it has been over a year since you have had your Contact Lens Eye Exam, schedule one today. A regular eye exam at Vision Health Institute is a huge part of keeping your eyes healthy. Have a safe and happy week wearing your contact lenses during Contact Lens Health Week!
Speaking of contact lenses, time is running out for Fresh Day Rebates. The last chance to use your Fresh Day rebate is December 31, 2014. Don’t miss out on this savings opportunity – submit your rebate now!