Is The An Age Limit For Contact Lenses And Children?

As a practicing optometrist, I often get asked by parents when they should consider getting contact lenses for their children. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are certain factors to consider when making this decision.

First, it’s important to assess your child’s maturity level and ability to handle the responsibility of wearing and caring for contact lenses. This includes being able to follow instructions for insertion and removal, cleaning and disinfecting the lenses, and adhering to wearing schedules.

Secondly, it’s important to consider your child’s activities and lifestyle. If your child is involved in sports or other physical activities where glasses can be a hindrance, contact lenses may be a better option. However, if your child is prone to eye infections or allergies, it may not be the best choice.

Finally, it’s important to consult with an eye doctor who can perform a comprehensive eye exam and evaluate whether contact lenses are a safe and appropriate option for your child. In some cases, certain eye conditions or diseases may make contact lens wear more challenging or even contraindicated.

At 20/20 Vision in Rochester Hills, MI, we offer contact lens evaluations and fittings for children and adults. Our experienced team can help you determine the best type of contact lenses for your child, including daily disposables, monthly disposables, or extended wear lenses.

If you’re considering contact lenses for your child, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with us at 248-375-0040. We’re here to help you make the best decision for your child’s vision and overall health.