Most parents assume that glasses will be the best fit for their elementary or middle-school aged child. However, many children prefer contact lenses. The good news is that even at a young age, they can be appropriate for your child. Here is how you can have greater confidence in your child’s eyecare decision.
What Age is Best?
A large number of children under the age of 18 are fitted with contact lenses each year. In a survey conducted by the American Optometric Association, over 50% of eye doctors said that it was appropriate for children aged between 10 and 12 to be fitted with contacts.
Advances in contact lens development have contributed significantly to this acceptance. Safer materials and the introduction of daily disposable lenses have made it easier for kids to adapt to contacts.
Understanding Your Child’s Needs
Contacts may also be a better solution for children who play sports or for kids who struggle with self-image from wearing glasses. Contact lenses are less likely to fall out or obscure one’s vision while playing sports and are not noticeable when worn, offering a fantastic solution to both of these concerns.
Your child’s disposition will likely play a big role in determining whether contact lenses are right for them. Caring for lenses requires an understanding of how to safely handle, disinfect, and replace the lenses. Following these instructions will avoid eye irritation and other issues in the future.
Whether you’re considering contact lenses or need to visit an eye doctor for your annual checkup, you can count on Abel Klecker & Robbins. Serving the Lexington, KY, area for over 60 years, their skilled optometrists will help you find the best eye care solutions for your family. To learn more about their services, visit them online or call (859) 269-6921.