Contact lenses aren’t just for adults. In fact, they can be a great option for children and offer a number of benefits. There’s no right or wrong age for children to start using contact lenses, they simply need to be capable of handling and looking after them.
Kids’ contact lenses offer extra freedom from glasses, particularly as kids are usually very active. They offer a better depth of vision and better peripheral vision than glasses, which is great if your child loves playing sports. There’s also no steaming up and no smudging – plus no more expensive breakages!
We know some children can be self-conscious about wearing glasses, usually as they get a little older and start secondary school. Contact lenses can do wonders for your child’s confidence and self-esteem.
This will be dependent on your child’s age and prescription, but the most popular type of contact lenses for children are daily disposables as they can simply be thrown away after each use and there’s no need to clean and store them. Fortnightly and monthly lenses are a slightly cheaper option but will depend on your child’s ability to look after them and keep them clean.
Your Optician can discuss the benefits of each option with you so you can make the best decision for you and your child. You can also book a free contact lenses consultation with your child, to try lenses across our wide range of brands.