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Everything You Need to Know about Children’s Contact Lenses

Are you looking for contact lenses in Glasgow for your child? These days, we are seeing more and more children who opt to wear contact lenses instead of glasses. Kids tend to adapt to them quickly, and we have previously fitted children as young as 8 years old with contact lenses!

Read on to discover everything you need to know about children’s contact lenses.

Are Contact Lenses Safe For Kids?

This is one of the top questions parents and caregivers have when considering contact lenses for kids. The answer is yes, contact lenses are perfectly safe for children who require vision correction. However, it’s important to note that good contact lens hygiene is essential. Regardless of the wearer’s age, contact lenses must be cleaned regularly and stored properly.

So long as your child is capable of handling the responsibilities that come with caring for contact lenses, wearing them is a safe and effective vision correction solution for kids.

Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses

Children get to enjoy many benefits that come with wearing contact lenses. To start with, contact lens wearers often experience greater self-confidence, self-esteem, and satisfaction with their appearance.

Wearing contact lenses also gives children the freedom to play outside unencumbered. Whether they enjoy playing sports or simply want to run around outside, wearing contact lenses supports crisp, panoramic vision without glasses frames obscuring their vision or getting in the way. It also takes away the worry of breaking their glasses – a win for parents too!

Finally, one of the most important benefits is that some contact lenses, such as MiSight 1 day soft contact lenses, are clinically proven to slow down the progression of short-sightedness, otherwise known as myopia in children. This not only helps with myopia control, but can also help prevent complications with vision later in life.

Find Out More

If you have any questions about contact lenses for kids or would like to know more about MiSight contact lenses to control short-sightedness, please get in touch or visit us at Murray Opticians in Drumchapel.