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What Age Can You Wear Contacts?

Kids who have worn glasses for a long time are often very anxious to start wearing contacts. Also, kids who need to start wearing glasses during the pre-teen and teen years would often like to just start out with contacts instead of glasses. So at what age can you wear contacts? There are several factors to consider before making that decision.

  • How responsible is my child? Will they be able to handle taking care of their contacts?
  • Do they play sports? Contact lenses are better for sports because there is no chance for injury with a broken frame. Their peripheral vision is better, too.
  • What is their prescription for? Contact lenses have been shown to help control the progression of nearsightedness, so wearing contacts might be a great solution.

Depending on the answers to these questions, you’ll know whether your child is ready to start wearing contacts yet. Talk it over with the doctor and make sure you both feel that contacts are a good solution for your child, and that they will be capable of the responsibility.

When you visit Val Vista Vision to get contact lenses for your child, we will make sure both of you understand exactly how to care for their contacts. We will go over everything extensively. If you have any questions about it, you can watch this video. .

We also offer sports vision contact lenses. These colored contacts help athletes see contrasts better (i.e. a white ball in a blue sky). Depending on the sport, the color will enhance a player’s vision for best results. Many professional athletes have begun wearing these colored contacts. For more information on these amazing contacts, click here.

At Val Vista Vision, we want to make sure everyone in the family has the best eye care possible. From eye exams to frames for all ages, to contacts in stock so you don’t have to wait for them to ship, we want your experience with Val Vista Vision to be excellent. Our eye care experts are here to take care of you!