JUL 27, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO – Many children and teenagers start wearing contact lenses in junior high or high school. However, young people are notoriously poor at caring for their contact lenses, creating a potential gateway for serious eye infections that can cause impaired vision or even blindness. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has declared August Back to School Eye Health Month, and is providing tips for teens and their parents on how to properly care for contact lenses. The Academy is also partnering with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to highlight proper contact lens care during Contact Lens Health Week, Aug. 24 to 28.