Kids and contact lenses is child play

Post on 30th August 2016


One of the most common questions we get asked by parents at Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care is, ‘When can my child start wearing contact lenses?’

The answer usually comes as a surprise – any age.  In fact, the reason contact lenses may not be appropriate is nothing to do with age at all, but everything to do with their individual eye condition.

Contact lenses can be a great choice for kids, including slowing the progression of short-sightedness (myopia), the most common eye condition in children, as well as giving them the freedom to enjoy an active life.

Scrivens optometrist Paul Sidhu said: “Contact lenses are great if your child loves sports and leads an active life. They can do wonders for their confidence too. Our contact lens trials are free, so it will cost you nothing for your child to see how contact lenses feel and how easy they are to wear.”

For many parents and children the biggest obstacle to adopting contact lenses is overcoming the worry of putting something foreign in their eye.  Paul added: “Today’s contact lenses are so easy and comfortable to wear and the benefits can make such a huge difference to this age group that it’s worth a go.”

To find out more about the benefits and range of contact lenses we have on offer for children pop into your local Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care branch.