Why August 21 to 28 is Contact Lens Health Week
Students are preparing to return to their Studies
There is no doubt that visual performance is a key factor in learning. Students use their eyes to
- Read blackboards and projector screens
- Read text books, tablets, and eReaders
- Navigate campus
- Perform in sports
- Sometimes drive to campus and off campus activities such as work
Ocular health and comfort is vital learning performance and safety for college and high school, and even grade school students.
August is a hectic time as students and parents prepare for the new semester. Once the semester starts, it will be a time of re-adjustment, and activity. It may be more difficult to find time, or your student may be away when an emergency arises, and they do not have convenient access to their trusted vision provider, Dr. Kramer and Unique Eye Optique.
Contact Lens Health Week Is For Everybody
Contact Lens Health Week is also to create awareness of having proper contact lens care and the dangers of improper care. Following the proper contact lens care regimen: cleaning, rinsing, replacing, wear time, sleeping, etc. is very important to keeping healthy eyes and avoiding complications that can inconvenience the wearer or damage the eyes.
We Are Excited To Announce
There are several new product developments in contact lens technology that have just become available to the public.
Several new lens brands are available from long established contact lens manufacturers. These new brands incorporate technology that can enhance the comfort and visual acuity of the wearer's eye.
- Higher water contact for greater oxygen transfer and breathability
- New materials for cleaner surface
- New curve designs for increased comfort
- New Multifocal design for presbyopes eliminate reading glasses need
- UV filtering to protect from cateracts
So While You Still Have Time
We encourage you to have your student's eyes examined just before back to school to ensure that they are comfortable and that they are performing at optimal visual performance. Avoid problems while they are away or engaged with study when they will not have time to get an eye examination.
Sponsored by the CDC
Contact Lens Health Week is sponsored by the United States Center For Disease Control. Additional resources for contact lens health can be found here.