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Is it okay for twelve-year-olds to wear contacts?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: The maturity of the child and willingness of the parents to help are the factors that determine the age a child can start to wear contacts. I have fit many 12 year old's in contacts. I let the parents decide if the child can handle it.

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