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How old should you be to get contact lenses?
Children as young as 8 years old may do well with contacts, while some teens may not be ready to handle the responsibility. Eye care providers often won’t advise contacts for children younger than 12 years of age. This is because the risks often outweigh the benefits in younger children.
Can you get contact lenses at 13?
Most optometrists recommend the minimum age is between 12 and 13, but if you have a particularly responsible 10 year old, you may decide they can be trusted to safely wear contact lenses. They’ll be able to tell you whether your child is suitable for contact lens.
Can 12 year olds have colored contacts?
In the end, there is no set age at which doctors recommend allowing children to wear colored contacts, it is a judgement call that you as parents must make together with your kids. When you’re both ready, consult with your doctor to see what options are best for your child.
Are contact lenses good for 11 year olds?
Research has shown that both children (ages eight to 12) and teenagers (ages 13 to 17) can safely wear contact lenses. Parents may think that because their children do not take good care of their glasses and are constantly needing them to be adjusted, they will not be able to care for their contact lenses.
Can a 12 year old wear cosplay contacts?
In general, though, many eye doctors encourage contact wearing in early adolescence, so 11 to 14. If your concern is safety, you don’t need to worry. According to a recent study, the risks of developing eye problems while wearing contacts are not any higher in children than they are in adults.
How old do you have to be to wear contact lenses?
If your concern is safety, you don’t need to worry. According to a recent study, the risks of developing eye problems while wearing contacts are not any higher in children than they are in adults. The risks associated with wearing contact lenses may even be lower in children ages 8 to 11.
Can a child be fitted with contact lenses again?
Contact lenses can always be tried again at a later date. Another reason to consider having your child fitted with contact lenses is that, in some cases, contact lens wear can slow the progression of nearsightedness in children.
What should you know before buying contact lenses?
These lenses can cause eye injuries and infections. If you’re interested in decorative contact lenses, talk to your eye doctor. Even with proper use and care, dry eyes can be an issue for contact lens wearers. If your eyes are itchy or red, remove your contact lenses and use lubricating eyedrops.
How long can you use the same pair of contact lenses?
It might take anywhere from a few days up to a few weeks to adjust to hard contact lenses. However, if your prescription doesn’t change and you take care of your hard contact lenses, you can use the same pair of lenses for up to two to three years.