Three Reasons Why You Should Say Yes To Contact Lenses For Your Child

What is a good age for children to begin wearing contact lenses? For me, age is just a number. If your child demonstrates motivation, personal hygiene, responsibility, and parents are on board, then they are ready! If you have to remind your child to brush their teeth and take care of their belongings, then they have a few improvements to make first. Here are 3 reasons why you should say yes to contact lenses for your child.

1. Increase self esteem

Although eyeglasses have become a fashion accessory, some children may still feel self-conscious wearing them. If your child has negative feelings about their eyeglasses they will often remove them. In school, this can limit your child’s learning and academic success. Wearing contact lenses may increase your child’s self-esteem, in terms of appearance, athletics and social acceptance ☺

2. Increase Sports Performance

During high intensity sports, wearing glasses can be a nuisance (fogging, shifting or falling off) all causing blurred vision. Not to mention many clubs do not allow glasses to be worn on the fields. If your child is playing a contact sport, their eyeglasses are at risk of breaking and possibly causing an eye injury. Wearing contact lenses can improve your child’s vision and sports performance.

3. Reducing myopia (myopia management)

Speciality contact lenses will help correct your child’s blurred vision and control their myopic growth. Specialty contact lenses are proven to slow down the increase in your child’s myopia by 59%.1 They are child friendly and easy to use. In fact, 90% of children can insert and remove their speciality contact lenses on their own and prefer them over their eyeglasses.1

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1 Chamberlain P, et al. A 3-year randomized clinical trial of MiSight® lenses for myopia control. Optom Vis Sci. 2019; 96(8):556-567.

2 After using MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 90% of children could insert and remove the MiSight® 1 day lens on their own.5 Additionally, after using MiSight® 1 day contact lenses for three years, 90% of children still strongly preferred them over their glasses.

Disclaimer: This blog is not intended to be used for diagnosis or treatment. Anyone experiencing an eye health condition should consult their eye care professional.