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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.

Are you wearing and caring for your contact lenses properly

Raleigh, N.C. - As many as 45 million people in the U.S. depend on contact lenses to correct their vision, and experts say many of the wearers don't experience problems with the lenses for years. And yet, many contact wearers don't take the necessary ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:11:00 GMT

Industry panel debates extended contact lens wear

NEW YORK - Representatives of the contact lens industry discussed extended wear, comfort, daily disposable and multifocal technology during the Global Contact Lens Forum at Vision Expo East. "The Holy Grail of contact lens wear is not a daily ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 11:01:00 GMT

Research Filter: Viagra, back pain and 'therapeutic' contact lenses

An unexpected side effect of Viagra could have the potential to save thousands of lives. More than 500 million people worldwide suffer from lower back pain, and new research suggests many have received the wrong care. Plus, "therapeutic" contact lenses ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 01:51:00 GMT

Google Lens Guide: What You Can Do with This Powerful AI Feature

"This is an early look at what's possible with Google Lens and the first set of use cases we're tackling," a Google spokesperson told Tom's Guide. Collect contact info: Point your Google Lens-equipped camera at a business card, and Google Lens can capture ...

Published:  Sun, 18 Mar 2018 06:00:00 GMT

See Your Place Clearly With 1.74 High Index Lenses Thickness

Payne Glasses is about living your best life by seeing clearly no matter the 1.74 high index lenses thickness. Most people wear their glasses at home, opting for contact lenses during their work life and social events. And that's not a problem for us ...

Published:  Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:50:00 GMT

World Contact Lenses Market Report 2018 - Analysis and Forecast to 2025 -

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "World: Contact Lenses - Market Report - Analysis and Forecast to 2025" report has been added to's offering. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the global contact lenses market. It presents the ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:07:00 GMT

Through the lens: Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good

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Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:41:00 GMT

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