Think your child is ready for contacts?

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How do I know when my child is ready for contact lenses?
There’s no “right age” to begin wearing contact lenses — almost anyone of any age can wear
them. But it involves a level of responsibility and the ability to follow a wear-and-care routine. If
you feel your child can responsibly care for lenses, consider talking to Dr. Thomas about them at their next visit.

What’s a good lens for a first-time wearer?
It depends on what’s best for your child’s eye care needs. One option is daily disposable lenses, a lens that’s worn for one day then thrown away. The convenience of daily disposable lenses makes them great for children, teens and other first-time wearers. Other contact lens options include those that are designed to be worn for two weeks or a month.

What is a proper wear-and-care routine?
A proper wear-and-care routine is essential for contact lens success. How to care for your contacts are based on the lens and wearing schedule Dr. Thomas  recommends. Be sure to follow his instructions for proper lens disinfection, and how often to replace them. Always remember to wash your hands before touching your contacts or your eyes!