As a parent, you might be cautious about allowing your child to switch from eye glasses to contact lenses, but you might be worrying for nothing. According to All About Vision, kids and teens find it easy to use and wear contact lenses, and contacts offer many benefits over eye glasses. If you decide to go through with this, here are two important things you will need to know to help your child make this switch.
Choose the right type of lenses
In the past, you could only get long-term contact lenses, which were designed to last for six months or entire year. Not only is this type harder to keep clean, but it also requires a lot more responsibility. If a teen gets this type and loses them, you will have to buy a new pair, which could cost a lot of money.
Instead of choosing this type, there are two other options for you to consider:
These kinds of contact lenses are less risky for you as a parent, and they are also easier to clean because they do not last long.
Know how to treat dry eyes
People that wear contact lenses often experience more problems with them in the winter when the air is dry. There are several things your child could do if this happens, including:
If you would like to find out if your child is ready for contact lenses, make an appointment at an eye care center today. The doctor can examine his or her eyes to tell you if this is a good idea for the child.Share
13 March 2015
Vision problems can be sneaky. When my daughter started having trouble in school, nobody thought that the problem could be with her vision. She wasn't complaining about not being able to see ; she was acting out instead. Plus, she could read the eye chart. It took a lot of trial and error to realize that while she could see, her eyes weren't working together correctly. She needed vision therapy to get herself back on track. I started this blog to share information with other concerned parents about how vision affects learning. Don't let a vision problem sneak by you and impact your child's education.