At some point your child may dislike wearing glasses, or find their eyewear interferes with their activities. When that occurs, we can help you determine if your child is ready for contacts. Typically, it’s more important to judge a child’s responsibility level and desire for contacts rather than age. If your son or daughter is responsible enough to adhere to a daily hygiene routine and remembers to perform household chores without prodding, they are probably ready to wear contacts. Most importantly, the desire to wear contact lenses should come from the child and not the parent. This can occur as early as age seven, and for many kids by age 11.
At Eye Care Associates of Michiana, children who want to wear contact lenses go through a simple, three-step process.
- A thorough eye examination is performed to determine your child’s prescription, ocular health, and contact lens options.
- You and your child will participate in an instructional session that includes observing a video, practicing lens insertion and removal, and their doctor assessing the contact lenses on the eyes.
- A follow-up visit is scheduled to ensure the eyes have adjusted well to the new lenses, and that he or she is enjoying clear, comfortable vision.