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It’s Contact Lens Health Week! #OnePairTakeCare

"Most eye infections are easily treatable if caught early but can lead to inflammation, pain and even blindness if people don’t seek treatment. Contact lens wear is one of the primary culprits that lead to infections." -Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

 

Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  estimates that Americans make nearly a million doctor visits for keratitis? These visits amount to approximately $175 million in direct healthcare costs.

The CDC has announced that this week is Contact Lens Health Week. Their new campaign #onepairtakecare hopes to educate the public, especially contact lens wearers, that practicing good contact lens hygiene is important to keep your eye healthy as well as free of disease and infection.

To learn more about how to properly care for your contact lenses, visit the CDC at: Preventing Infections: Healthy Habits Lead to Healthy Eyes.

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When it comes to children, having "gear" as stated in the infographic means taking care of and cleaning more things (contact lenses, contact lens case). Daily disposable contact lenses eliminates the need for contact lens "gear", making it easy for children, as well as adults, to care for their contact lenses by decreasing the number of steps involved in non-daily disposable contact lens hygiene and care.

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Daily disposable contact lenses help keep the eye healthy by allowing for more oxygen to reach the surface of the eye. Throwing the contact lens away at the end of each day allows for less contact lens related complications like corneal ulcers and eye infections. Additionally, less debris accumulates on the contact lenses which improves end-of-day comfort as well as vision through the contact lens.

 

Interested in switching to daily disposable contact lenses? Contact our office today at 713-838-2020 to schedule an appointment for your contact lens exam.

Dr. Erica Ngo

About the Author

Dr. Erica Ngo, O.D. is an optometrist fascinated by dry eye disease, ocular surface disease, and digital eye health. She is passionate about protecting and preserving eye health with a focus on aesthetics, makeup, and fashion. On her free time she enjoys latin dancing, food, travelling, and playing with her fluffy companion. She lives in Houston and is always looking for ways to explore and give back to her community.

 

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