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Contact Lens Health Week

Monday, November 17, 2014

Nov. 17-21

When cared for properly, contact lenses can provide a comfortable and convenient way to work, play, and live for the more than 30 million people in the United States 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.

The Centers for Disease Control offers a number of tips and ways to ensure healthy contact lens use and healthy eyes:

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