AOA launches new contact lens safety Web site

December 1, 2011

The AOA launched www.ContactLenssafety.org, a new, easy-to-use Web site to help answer consumer questions about contact lens safety. 

The AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section (CLCS) created the site with the assistance of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO).

“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,” said Thomas Quinn, Jr., O.D., AOA CLCS Council Member. “This site has been created to become a one-stop resource for questions regarding contact lens safety.”

A wide range of information can be found on the site. 

Topics covered include lens replacement schedules, purchasing contact lenses and contact lens wear in various environments. 

Also included is the “Ask the Expert” section where consumers can submit their contact lens question to a panel of experts. 

Dr. Quinn cautions that the site offers only information on contact lens safety and is not a substitute for an annual comprehensive eye examination.

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