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I am 13 years old, can I wear contact lenses?

Answer: 

It very much depends on the individual. It's possible to fit contact lenses to very young children - even infants - so in terms of age there is no reason why not.

What's more important are issues such as whether your prescription is changing rapidly and whether you're prepared and able to maintain the required cleaning schedule and aftercare advised by your optician.

Call in at your local optician to discuss your vision requirements and to find out if lenses are right for you.

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