Your Kids & Contacts
If your children wear glasses, it's likely that they'll eventually come to you about the possibility of wearing contact lenses. Generally, this tends to happen when your kids reach their teens, and begin to feel self-conscious about their glasses.
Still, kids grow up fast, and they may become curious about contacts at an even younger age — 12, 10, even 8 years old. You may find yourself wondering, "Are my kids old enough to wear contacts?"
In the end, this is a question that only you can answer. Although the eyes can physically tolerate contacts from a very young age — some infants are even fitted with lenses — what it really comes down to is a question of maturity. Are your children ready for the responsibility of wearing contact lenses?
Advancements in lens care have made it easier than ever for people to care for their lenses. Although lens cleaning was once a multi-step process, most types of contacts now only require a bottle of multi-purpose solution, such as OPTI-FREE® PureMoist® contact lens solution, for complete care.
Still, despite the advancements, wearing contact lenses will always require a great deal of responsibility. Good hygiene, the ability to properly follow directions, common sense — these are the tools your kids will need to wear contacts safely and comfortably.
If you think your kids are ready, visit your eye care professional for a more in-depth discussion.