AOA launches contact lens safety site

AOA launches contact lens safety site

By Martin Burns

A new safety website has been launched by the American Optometric Association (AOA) as it looks to educate people who wear contact lenses on regular basis and reduce the risk of infection.

Although the vast majority of contact lens wearers do not experience any problems with the products, some people encounter issues through failing to correctly follow manufacturer instructions, and the AOA is hoping the new site will put an end to this.

Thomas Quinn, an AOA council member, said the site has been created to become a "one-stop resource" for questions regarding contact lens safety.

"With more than 30 million Americans wearing contact lenses for vision correction, we saw a need to be able to answer questions that may come up outside of normal business hours," he added.

Some of the topics addressed on the site include lens replacement schedules, advice on purchasing contact lenses and contact lens wear in various environments and an Ask the Expert section where wearers can submit their questions to a panel of contact lens experts.

by Alexa Kaczka

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