THE BENEFITS OF LENSES FOR CHILDREN & TEENAGERS
Contact lenses provide all-round vision, so children can more easily spot things out of the corner of their eye.
Lenses help give children the freedom to run around, take part in sport and play, without glasses getting in the way. That also means no fear of prescription glasses breaking.
Contact lenses can help give children a self-esteem boost. In a clinical study, 80% of parents agreed that contact lenses improved their children’s confidence*.
Contact lenses can be used daily or only on special occasions or when playing sport for example, meaning that you can control the costs.
ARE THEY READY?
There’s no minimum age for wearing contact lenses.
The most important question is whether your child is mature and motivated enough to wear and care for their lenses properly, as contact lenses require particularly good hygiene and care.
You are the best judge of your child’s level of maturity. If you think they are showing responsibility at home and at school, they may well be ready.
THE COST OF CONTACT LENSES
The cost of contact lenses varies on lens and also usage frequency - some people wear lenses every day, others only a few days a week or when playing sport for example. Replacing lenses is cheaper than replacing glasses, however your child will still need a backup pair of glasses.
†Please note professional eye examination and fitting fees may apply. UK residents 18 or over only. One trial per person. Eligibility subject to optician approval. Participating opticians only. See link for full terms and conditions.
*In a clinical study that evaluated teen contact lens wearers with teens and parents surveyed. Walline JJ, Jones LA, Rah MJ, et al; CLIP Study Group. Contact Lenses in Pediatric (CLIP) Study: Benefits of Contact Lens Wear for Children and Teens. Eye & Contact Lens 33(6): 317-321, 2007.