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Is My Child Ready for Contacts?

When it comes to your children’s vision you want them to be as safe and comfortable as possible with their new corrective lenses. This might simply mean they don’t like the way they look in glasses. But is it safe for your child to wear contact lenses? Simply put, the answer is yes. There is no age limit to wearing contacts; in fact, babies can wear them. However, you should make sure that your child understands the responsibility of cleaning their contacts and proper safety. Talk to your child about the benefits and disadvantages of wearing contacts before making the decision.

Contacts Vs Glasses

Contacts and glasses both have unique advantages and disadvantages, but ultimately the decision is up to the parent and their children’s vision preferences. Take into account comfort, convenience, your budget, and other important lifestyle choices when making your decision.


  • Not difficult to apply
  • No irritation or dry eye
  • Offer more protection from debris and the environment
  • Saves you money in the long run


  • No distracting frames
  • Won’t disrupt sports or exercise
  • Won’t fog up
  • Some contacts offer treatment for optical conditions like Myopia. Learn more about Orthokeratology here.
  • Won’t break while you are wearing them

What Type of Contact Lenses Should I Get?

There are several types of contact lenses that can improve your children’s vision.

Soft Lenses

Most people start with soft lenses because they are the most comfortable. They are easy to apply and can correct nearsightedness and farsightedness.

Rigid Lenses

Rigid lenses, hard lenses, or gas permeable lenses offer superior longevity compared to soft lenses, but they are harder to adjust to. These are sometimes used to treat vision conditions like astigmatism.

Hybrid Lenses

Hybrid lenses are designed to last longer than soft lenses, but aren’t quite as uncomfortable as hard lenses.