Children Contact Lens Fitting
If children and teenagers don’t like the way they look in glasses, it can affect their confidence, their personality and even their performance at school. Contact lenses offer a safe and convenient alternative to glasses and can have a positive effect on how youngsters feel about themselves.
Lots of children wear contact lenses. The average age for starting to wear contact lenses is between 12-15, but children younger than that can, with support from Mum or Dad, wear lenses. Success depends more on maturity, responsibility and attitude than age. When properly cared for, and worn as instructed, contact lenses are a healthy option for correcting vision.
Unlike glasses, soft contact lenses won’t break while they’re being worn, and they aren’t likely to pop out or be damaged during sporting activities. Daily disposables are increasingly popular with children and teenagers, and because they require no cleaning they’re hassle-free and hygiene is much less of an issue.