Many adults would consider contact lenses to be a lifestyle essential and there is no reason children shouldn’t experience the same benefits.
When can a child start wearing lenses?
A common misconception is that you have to be a certain age to wear contact lenses but we believe children just have to be mature enough to look after their lenses. A recent study of 8-11 year olds found that 90% had no trouble applying or removing their lenses without assistance.
Good hygiene and care is essential to avoid problems such as infection but contact lenses are available as daily disposable lenses for most prescriptions. This keeps maintenance and risks of infection very low making them a good starting point for children.
We have extensive experience in fitting children with lenses, even newborn babies requiring medical contact lenses. We’re a specialist in providing Myopia Management contact lenses and are often asked to share our expertise with other optometrists in the UK and beyond. Our optometrists are amongst the most highly trained in the country, and Ian Cameron was recently named UK Contact Lens Practitioner of the Year. Together we will ensure your child’s vision is in safe hands.
Contact lenses are available through our Vision+ membership scheme.