Contact Lenses for Children:
Parents often ask us if contact lenses are appropriate for children. The answer is “Yes!”. Contact lenses can be successfully fit to children of all ages…..even infants. When children are very young the parents need to be fully involved in the day to day care and handling of the contact lenses. As children age they can more fully participate in the contact lens care. Most prescriptions can be made in contact lenses. This can be great for general wear as well as sports. There is even some new research that shows that certain types of contact lenses can slow down the development of myopia. This can be especially useful in children in which there is a family history of myopia.