Best Age of Fitting for Contact Lens Success

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Best Age of Fitting for Contact Lens Success

Doctor & Associates Ophthalmologists shared some thoughts about a common question parents ask about fitting children with contact lenses-“What is the best age to get my child fit with contacts?”

Fitting Children with Contact Lenses
Sometimes parents wonder what the best age is to fit their children with contact lenses in order to give them the most successful and safest wearing experience. Researchers reporting in Eye & Contact Lens: Science and Clinical Practice  studied differences  in current symptoms, compliance, ocular health and adverse events between current successful long–term contact lens wearers fit as children or as teenagers. They found that successful contact lens wearers fit as children are no more likely to report previous contact lens–related adverse events, problems with compliance, decreased wearing time, or worse ocular health than those fit as teenagers amd suggest that parents should not rely on age as a primary determinant in fitting children with contact lenses, but should rely on their eye doctor’s recommendations and evaluation of their child.

If you or someone you know has questions or would like to learn more about fitting children with contact please feel call Doctor & Associates-203-227-4113, visit Doctor & Associates in Fairfield County or to schedule an appointment and we will be happy to make recommendations about your kids and the best age to fit them with contacts.

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