Question by  RickyRoss (27)

What age can you start wearing contacts?

My son keeps losing his glasses and I would like to know if contacts is an option.


Answer by  ShirleyThaler (39)

If your son is able to put contacts in his eye without assistance he may be ready. However, it's possible to lose contacts. I recommeded disposable ones, so if he losses one it is not costly to replace.


Answer by  Judi (35)

Most studies indicate that a child between the ages of ten and twelve understand the basic care involved. Optometrist don't usually prescribed below the age of eight. The learning process for preteen on the average is only about fifteen minutes longer than that of teens. If the child is able to understand the care involved he is ready.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

A child can safely and reliably wear contacts about age 13. However, adult supervision is recommended to ensure the contacts are cleaned and kept in sterile solution correctly to reduce the risk of infection.


Answer by  lynn (821)

i would think if he cant keep up with glasses it would be worse with contacts as they are smller and easier to lose. I had a friend that got contacts when she was around ten or twelve. person must be able to take care of them first.


Answer by  Cyn (408)

Most doctors recommend contacts for children over 12. By that age they are much more likely to be able to care for them. Contacts are more of a responsibility since they can bring on eye inefections much quicker then glasses. Is a child isn't carefule with his glasses, he probably won't be vary careful with his contacts.

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