Contact lenses for children
There’s no ‘official’ age to start wearing contact lenses – it all depends on your child’s ability to use and look after their lenses. Children are quick learners and have proven to be just as capable at wearing lenses as adults – but we’d recommend that a parent or guardian should supervise them to start with.
Benefits of contact lenses for kids
Kids can sometimes feel self-conscious wearing glasses – contact lenses correct their vision while maintaining their natural appearance
Their full field of vision is in focus which is great for sports
They provide the freedom for kids to run around and get stuck in when they’re playing or during sports
Removes the worry about breaking or damaging their glasses (so parents will enjoy the benefits too)
Book an appointment for your child to see an optician for a contact lens assessment. They’ll decide whether they’d be a good fit and recommend the best lens type for them.
As long as your child has an up-to-date prescription, they’ll get a free trial to see if they get on with them.
If they’d like to carry on wearing contact lenses – come back in to see us in store and we’ll sort out the rest.
Types of contact lenses
Picking a contact lens type will depend on your child’s lifestyle and their prescription – they’ll be able to choose between daily, twice-monthly and monthly lenses. Our opticians are here to help you and your child find the perfect lens type.