TopConsumerReviews.com
      August 17, 2017

Home  >  Contact Lens Stores  >  Articles

Your Information Is Secure
Beautiful Body Guide: Spot Toning Your Body Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Baby Cribs

Class Rings

Credit Card Consolidation

Graduation Invitations

Gutter Guards

Hair Care Products

Installment Loans

Makeup

Tickets

Web Hosting

 

Related Articles

How to Save on Contact Lenses

The Benefits of Contact Lenses

Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids?

 

Top Consumer Reviews Articles

TopConsumerReviews.com provides unique articles that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. These articles are designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible.

Are Contact Lenses a Good Choice for Kids?

Can kids wear contact lenses? This is one of those questions that receives the well-worn answer “it depends”.

Contact lens use is considered safe for children as young as eight as long as the proper lens care procedures are adhered to. Lenses that are replaced once a month or every two weeks must be cleaned, disinfected, rinsed, and stored when not in use. This might be challenging for very young users, but easier for older teens or tweens. Establish a lens care regimen that works for the appropriate age, like inserting and removing daily disposables at the same times each day. Ask the doctor for a contact lens care and instruction sheet that is easy for kids to understand. And designate a specific area in the home for insertion and removal. A magnifying mirror would probably come in handy.

Kids can wear contact lenses for many of the same reasons adults do. Some of the benefits that kids can realize include:

  • Improved participation in sports. Wearers of contact lenses enjoy better peripheral vision than eyeglasses can provide. Also, contact lenses can't fall off your face like glasses can. Someone who removes their glasses to participate in sports runs an increased risk of injury due to impaired vision.
  • Boosted confidence and improved self-esteem. Kids with contacts are potentially less likely to be teased than kids with eyeglasses.
  • Fewer lost eyeglasses. Kids are less likely to remove and lose their eyeglasses and more likely to take care of contact lenses.

Some diseases might prohibit contact lens wear, like certain allergies. Discuss this with your child's eye doctor. Also discuss with your child's doctor the effects of long-term contact lens wear on the cornea.

It is important for contact lens users of all ages to not sleep in lenses that are not specifically designed for it. At the same time, there are some rigid contact lenses that are designed to actually help reshape the cornea during sleep, treating certain types of myopia (nearsightedness).

Kids (and parents) must understand the importance of replacing lenses on schedule, whether it's daily, biweekly, or monthly. Daily disposable lenses are particularly suitable for younger children. There is no lens care regimen to follow. As long as the child understands that his or her hands must be absolutely clean when inserting or removing the lenses, the word “daily” leaves no doubt as to when the lenses must be replaced.

In the end, one of the most important considerations when deciding whether your kids are good candidates for contact lenses is their attitude. Kids will be much more successful adapting to contact lenses if they are excited about it.

Academies join forces with CDC to promote healthy contact lens habits

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry have joined the CDC and its other partners to promote Contact Lens Health Week, Aug. 21 to 25. The two academies announced that this year's theme is "Healthy habits mean ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:36:00 GMT



Contact Lenses Market: Growth Prospects for Global Level 2017-2025

A contact lens is a lightweight corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic device that is placed directly onto the cornea of the eye to improve vision. Using contact lens not only avoids the need to use hard to manage, bulky spectacles, but also provides the ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:15:00 GMT



Senators Ask FTC To Finalize The Contact Lens Rule Already

Readers who wear glasses or contact lenses may be surprised to learn that their doctor is supposed to give them a copy of their prescription without being asked, but it's true. This is especially important for contact lens wearers, whose right to shop ...

Published:  Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:32:00 GMT



Tips for makeup-loving contact lens wearers

Have you been recently detected with a vision prescription and are now worried about applying make-up? Or are you someone who is been a long time contact lens wearer, but worry about ruining your makeup, and even your eyes? Lets bring an end to your agony.

Published:  Mon, 14 Aug 2017 01:00:00 GMT



Contact Lenses Worldwide Market 2021 by Region, Type, Application and Forecast

Contact Lenses research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends, allowing you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. The industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:11:00 GMT



Senators working to pass rule regarding contact lens prescriptions

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - When you go to the eye doctor, do they give you a copy of your prescription without being asked? Several senators are pushing to make that the rule. Some people might be surprised to know that eye doctors are supposed to give patients ...

Published:  Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:06:00 GMT



Share Us!    Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Twitter Share TopConsumerReviews.com on LinkedIn Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Google+ Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure