This year, the annual Contact Lens Health Week, will be observed from August 22-26th.
It may just be one of the most undervalued national health weeks, and it may seem like a pretty small part of your life; you may not even need contact lenses, yet, but eye health and our ability to see is something no one should take for granted. YES. WE MEAN NO ONE!
Contact Lens Health Week is a call to action for all those who need assistance. With the creation of contact lenses and because they are so widely used, the need to draw attention to the proper use of and care for contact lenses is essential. The condition of your contact lens directly affects your ability to see, and further deterioration of your eyesight.
Do you have to follow your Optometrist’s instructions? YES. NO. ARGUING.
What is the worst that can happen? If you fail to follow the instructions set out by your optometrist you would be lucky to walk away with an irritated eye that is simply red and puffy, the worst could cause blindness.
5 FACTS ABOUT CONTACT LENSES
People love them
Around 125 million people worldwide wear contact lenses, and soft lenses are the industry leader among consumers.
They’re for the gals
Almost two-thirds of contact lens wearers are female, and the average age of wearers around the world is 31-years-old.
It’s Hollywood propaganda
Modern contacts can’t pop out of your eye.
Why we need it
In a broad study, the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that between 40% to 90% of all contact lens wearers do NOT follow the proper instructions given by their optometrist. Yikes, people!🙄
They’re safe to use
Contact lenses are safe; only around one in 500 people receive a serious eye infection from them IF good contact lens hygiene is practiced!
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. FOLLOW THE RULES, PLEASE.🤓