August 21-25 marks the fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week. The main goal of this week is to increase public awareness and promote the healthy wearing and care of contact lenses. For 2017, the theme is “healthy habits mean healthy eyes” with a focus on children starting healthy eye care habits early. Because August is also Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) are also focusing on educating young contact wearers in three key areas, which are:
- Healthy contact lens hygiene habits
- Proper use, care, and storage of contact lens
- Regular visits to an eye care provider
Here at Michigan Eye Institute, we always advise our patients to always take out contacts before bedtime, to never store contacts in tap water, to avoid swimming underwater with contacts, and to replace contact lens storage containers regularly.
Allow us to help you choose from a wide variety of contacts for you and your children! Call us today to schedule your appointment, our doctors can provide you with answers to any questions that you might have about healthy contact lens wearing. Reach us directly at: 810-484-0435.