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How old should my child be to wear contact lenses?

Your child may start expressing an interest in wearing contact lenses at an early age. Many teenagers dislike wearing glasses and want to try wearing contact lenses for occasional or everyday wear. In specific cases, (for example, a short-sighted child who plays a lot of sport ) some opticians may be happy to prescribe them to children as young as eight years old, provided they are well supervised by their parents.Your child will to follow the instructions exactly when it comes to cleaning, how long they can be worn, and how often they should be replaced.
Hygiene is essential when using contact lenses and misuse or poor hygiene can result in the development of eye infections or eye ulcers. You will need to monitor your child's care of their contact lenses.
If your teenager is interested in wearing contact lenses then you should speak to your optometrist who will be able to advise if contact lenses are suitable

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