2 doctors weighed in:

At what degree of myopia is it sensible to wear contacts daily?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology

In brief: Your choice!

When you are fully dependent on glasses for your myopia, it makes sense to wear contacts daily.
If you don't feel that you need glasses most of your day, then it may not make sense to go through that hassle.

In brief: Your choice!

When you are fully dependent on glasses for your myopia, it makes sense to wear contacts daily.
If you don't feel that you need glasses most of your day, then it may not make sense to go through that hassle.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
Thank
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: If useful

We generally restrict contacts to those over age 12 or so as the wearer should be able to handle the lenses.
For those older, it is sensible if you have the need for them and can handle them (following directions properly). They can be cosmetically and visually helpful and in more extreme cases of myopia, can actually make the vision better than glasses.

In brief: If useful

We generally restrict contacts to those over age 12 or so as the wearer should be able to handle the lenses.
For those older, it is sensible if you have the need for them and can handle them (following directions properly). They can be cosmetically and visually helpful and in more extreme cases of myopia, can actually make the vision better than glasses.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors