Contact lenses are a great alternative to normal prescription eye wear. Most kids decide to wear contact lenses because of their personal preference, comfort, convenience or aesthetic. Before deciding if your child should wear contacts or glasses you should keep in mind ease of use and eye health.
At what age can my child wear contact?
Parents frequently ask our eye doctors this question when kids first express an interest in wearing contacts. There is not an exact age for wearing contacts, our recommendation is based on the child’s maturity level and their ability to handle contact lenses responsibly. Please consult with one of our optometrists before getting your child contacts.
Pros and Cons of Contact Lenses
- Conform to the Eye
- Great for Sports
- Not affected by Weather
- Can help Reshape Eye
- Trouble Inserting Them
- Reduce the Amount of Oxygen to the Eye
- Requires Proper Cleaning
- May Cause Eye Irritation
Contact Lenses for Sports
Contact Lenses and Self Esteem
There are many children who don’t like the way glasses look on them or feel self conscious about people looking at them with glasses. Letting your child wear contacts can increase the way they feel about their appearance and help elevate their confidence.
Scheduling an Appointment
To schedule an appointment for you child please contact one of our local clinics in your area. We do our best to fit you in quickly, but time slot do fill up quickly.