Myth 5

"It is not safe for children to wear contact lenses"

A child putting in contact lenses

Farah GatradFarah says:

"The real issue is not how old a child might be, but how responsible and motivated they are to wear them. A lot of children make very good contact lens patients and contact lenses can be a great option for boosting self-esteem.

Contact lenses are particularly convenient for playing sports as the wearer gets better ‘all round’ vision that is unrestricted by frames, and there is less risk of an accident or damaging a pair of glasses.

The optometrist will advise parents on the most suitable types of contact lens, and also how to handle and look after contact lenses appropriately."