Vision plays a massive role in child learning. To ensure that your child can do well in class, you will need to manage their refractive error. This usually means going to a trusted local eye doctor for prescription eyeglasses. But not every child wants to wear eyeglasses, especially those who are active in sports and other physical activities. This makes contact lenses a more attractive option, but is your child actually ready for them? Lumen Optometric, the leading eyecare provider in the area, shares how you can know.
1. Your child is asking if they can wear them. The decision to wear contact lenses will depend on the child. If wearing eyeglasses makes them unhappy and uncomfortable, then they will be far more motivated to take good care of their contact lenses.
2. They make an effort to be clean and hygienic. Proper use and care of contact lenses is a big responsibility. Cleanliness should always be observed to ensure safety and comfort and to prevent infections and other eye problems. If your child knows the importance of cleanliness and makes an effort to practice good hygiene, then they should be ready to wear contacts.
3. Your child does their chores without being asked repeatedly. A certain amount of discipline is required on the part of the child when it comes to contact lens use. The proper cleaning and storage of contact lenses are akin to doing household chores. When they don’t need to be told twice about what needs to be done, then they’re already a good candidate for contact lenses.
4. They are active in sports. Eyeglasses get in the way of your child’s athletic interests. By letting them wear contacts, they can maximize their potential in sports, allowing them to perform well while enjoying clearer vision.
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Do you think your child is already ready for contact lenses? Visit Lumen Optometric and let our trained eye care professionals assist you with the next steps. Book your appointment by calling us at (626) 921-0199 or filling this out. We serve Sierra Madre, CA, and all other areas in San Gabriel Valley.