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Contact lenses for kids and teens

contact lenses for kids

A multi-ethnic group of elementary age children are dribbling basketballs down the court in the gym.

Contact lenses for kids and teenagers offer them the freedom to participate in recreational activities without the hassle of glasses and can do wonders for a child’s self-esteem. While the eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age, the real question a parent needs to ask is whether their child is mature enough to take on the responsibility of wearing and caring for contact lenses. The decision is ultimately a joint one between the parent, child and your optometrist.

Provided that the child is taught the correct way to insert, remove and care for their contact lenses they are unlikely to experience problems or complications.

Benefits of contact lenses for kids and teenagers

Teenagers and self-image

As kids turn into teens, they tend to become a lot more conscious of their self-image and what their peers think. For some, wearing glasses can feel awkward particularly if they don’t feel like they fit their image or if they play a lot of sport.

Today’s contact lens technologies open up a world of possibilities and we’re no longer tied down to glasses as the only vision correction option. Provided the child is deemed ready for the responsibility it can be a great solution for the self-conscious teen.

Is my child eligible for contact lenses?

Give your child the opportunity to see the world glasses-free. Book a contact lens consultation with one of our expert optometrists for a thorough assessment of their eyes and contact lens options.

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