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Handy tips for contact lens wearers, like how to tell if your lenses are inside-out.

Find out about the history of contact lenses, the demographics of lens wearers and tips for contact hygiene.

Water & Contact Lenses
Water and contact lenses don’t mix
Many people who wear contact lenses do not know that contact lenses and water are a bad combination—even when showering, swimming, or using a hot tub 1-4
Water can introduce germs to the eyes through contact lenses
Water can cause soft contact lenses to change shape, swell, and stick to the eye. This is uncomfortable, and can scratch the cornea (the clear dome that covers the colored part of the eye), which…

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CDC - Protect Your Eyes: Healthy and Safe Contact Lens Cleaning and Use. Millions of people use contact lenses every day but lens cleaning practices can lead to eye infections. Hands should be washed before handling contact lenses and contacts should be properly cleaned, disinfected, and stored to ensure eye health and safety. Following your eye doctor’s recommendations and a few simple steps can lead to healthy daily contact lens use.

People have a lot of misconceptions about contact lenses. Here are the facts.

Contacts or glasses? Weigh the pros and cons for teens. Some activities are easier with contact lenses.

Samsung has been granted a patent for smart contact lenses with a built-in camera that activates when you blink.

Rookie mistakes or force of habit? The bad routines contact lens patients fall into are more than just nails on a chalkboard to optometrists—they put patients’ eye health at risk.

Learn about the different types of contact lenses, and get info that can help you determine whether hard or soft contact lenses are best for you.

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A history of contact lenses and moving timeline, from the Contact Lens Manufacturers Association.

Google is developing smart contact lenses that will measure diabetics' blood glucose levels.

CDC - Protect Your Eyes: Healthy and Safe Contact Lens Cleaning and Use. Millions of people use contact lenses every day but lens cleaning practices can lead to eye infections. Hands should be washed before handling contact lenses and contacts should be properly cleaned, disinfected, and stored to ensure eye health and safety. Following your eye doctor’s recommendations and a few simple steps can lead to healthy daily contact lens use.

Contact Lens Health Week
CDC, in close collaboration with partners, has organized Contact Lens Health Week as a strategy to increase public awareness and promote healthy contact lens wear and care . August 21-25, 2017 marks the fourth annual Contact Lens Health Week. This year’s campaign theme is “healthy habits mean healthy eyes” with a focus on encouraging youth to start healthy habits early, for healthy…