We know that sometimes, glasses just aren’t practical – especially for active children. Contact lenses are great for all ages, not just adults. With a bit of teaching kids can easily learn how to use and look after their lenses.
There’s no ‘official’ age for you to start wearing contact lenses. But it all depends on whether the optometrist and parent or guardian thinks someone is mature enough, and capable enough to clean, care and handle contact lenses on their own.
Children are quick learners and have proven to be just as capable at wearing lenses as adults – but we’d recommend that a parent or guardian should supervise them to start with.
It’s easy to get started with contact lenses, just book an appointment for your child to see your optometrist for a contact lens assessment. They’ll be happy to talk you through the process and can help you to decide whether or not contact lenses would be a good idea for your child. They’ll recommend the best type of lens depending on their lifestyle, prescription, usage, and wearing time.
As long as your child has an up-to-date prescription, they’ll then get a free trial to see if they get on with them. This is all without obligation, so if your child decides contact lenses aren’t for them, we’ll talk about other options.
If they’d like to start wearing contacts, we’d recommend having them fitted during school holidays. That way you and your child can adjust to using and wearing contact lenses, without having to compete with the mad morning rush.
Picking a contact lens type will depend on your child’s lifestyle and their prescription. Our optometrists are here to help you and your child find the perfect lens type.
Children are quick learners, and have proven to be just as capable at wearing lenses as adults – but we’d recommend that a parent or guardian should supervise them to start with.
If your child decides that they’d like to start wearing contact lenses, they can try them for free. Before you buy anything, you can both be confident that contact lenses are the right choice.
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