Are contact lenses available at the age of 12?
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Qualified optometrist Simon Kay BSc(Hons) MCOptom answers this question.
The minimum age I would fit a child with contact lenses is around 12, but some practitioners prefer to wait until older, and some may fit lenses when younger. It very much depends on the child and how well everyone involved thinks they can cope with inserting and removing and the strict hygiene required to look after them.
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