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How old can a child be to start wearing eye contacts?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Almost any age

Depending on the circumstances, age is not the primary factor to deciding about contact lens wear. Sometimes it can be easier on the child (and parents) to uses contacts than to struggle with glasses.
This is especially true with young children. Speak with an eye doctor about the possibilty of contacts for your child. It can be labor intensive, but can work very well.

In brief: Almost any age

Depending on the circumstances, age is not the primary factor to deciding about contact lens wear. Sometimes it can be easier on the child (and parents) to uses contacts than to struggle with glasses.
This is especially true with young children. Speak with an eye doctor about the possibilty of contacts for your child. It can be labor intensive, but can work very well.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the maturity level of the child.
Improper lens care, poor hygiene, and overwear can lead to permanent vision loss. I would only allow under very close supervision and would not allow extended wear (sleeping in lenses).

In brief: Depends

It really depends on the maturity level of the child.
Improper lens care, poor hygiene, and overwear can lead to permanent vision loss. I would only allow under very close supervision and would not allow extended wear (sleeping in lenses).
Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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