Childrens Contact Lenses

Your EyeZone optician will advise you on the best and most suitable contact lenses for your child. Children can wear contact lenses very safely, providing they are suitable for their prescription and they know how to take care of them. However, it is always better for your child to get used to wearing glasses before you introduce them to contact lenses.

Let your Child Experience the freedom of contact lenses

Contact lenses are right for almost everyone. They offer you the freedom to see clearly and enjoy life the way you want, free from glasses.Contact lenses allow you to:

  • Enjoy an active lifestyle
  • Look the way you want
  • Not have to wear glasses when you choose
  • Feel good about yourself

The benefits of contact lenses

  • Freedom to see better: crisp, clear all-round vision
  • Freedom of movement: contact lenses don’t fall off or get knocked during sports
  • Freedom to wear what you want: wear fashion sunglasses and change your look easily
  • Freedom to get on with life: contact lenses are simple to use and can make your life easier

Find the right contact lenses for you:

You and your parents need to talk to your optician about contact lens choices and what’s right for you. 

Some things you need to think about when considering contact lenses:

  • How often you want to wear them
  • What you want to do when wearing them
  • How much your parents want to pay

Your optician will discuss what is the best type of contact lens for you. Some of the options include:

Daily disposable contact lenses

 Ideal for everyday or occasional wear, daily disposable contact lenses are hassle-free. You wear a fresh pair each day, so there’s no need for cleaning. You can just pop them on when you need them and leave your glasses at home.

Monthly lenses

You may feel that you want to wear your contact lenses everyday, occasionally overnight or even wear the continuously up to 30 days, then monthly disposable contact lenses are perfect. Your Optician will advice you on wearing times for specific contact lenses.

Monthly lenses require a bit more care and attention, as they will need cleaning to keep them feeling great.

Astigmatism? Don’t worry – almost anyone can wear contact lenses!

Astigmatism is really common, and doesn’t mean that you can’t wear contact lenses. The only difference is that your contact lens has to be a different shape to suit your eye. These contact lenses are called Toric contact lenses and are available in both Daily and Monthly designs.

CIBA VISION® has the widest range of contact lenses so there is a lens for just about everybody.

Your questions answered:

Who can wear contact lenses?

Most people can wear contact lenses, no matter how young or old they are. But to see if contact lenses are right for you, it’s important to have your eyes examined. Just ask your eyecare professional for an appointment.

Do I have to be a certain age to wear contact lenses?

Contact lenses can be worn from any age, the most important thing is that you are mature and responsible enough to take care of them.

Are contact lenses comfortable to wear?

CIBA VISION contact lenses are exceptional in their level of comfort. Ask your optician about AIR OPTIX® AQUA and DAILIES AquaComfort Plus® which are two of the most comfortable lenses available.

Are they easy to apply?

Yes. The first time you are fitted with contact lenses you will receive detailed instructions for application and removal.  Getting the hang of applying and removing contact lenses is the same as learning any new skill. It takes practice but your eye care professional will help you master this technique. If you need a reminder on how to do this, CIBA VISION has a short film on the application and removal of contact lenses, which can be viewed and downloaded from the CIBA VISION website www.wearlenses.co.uk.

Can a contact lens go behind my eye?

No. Contact lenses could never get to the back of the eye as there is a natural membrane barrier between the front visible part of the eye and the back of the eye.

Try this simple test...

  • Do you have trouble seeing clearly in the classroom or the cinema?
  • Do your eyes strain after being online or looking at the computer?
  • Do you wish you could leave your glasses at home when you go out and still be able to see clearly?
  • Do your glasses ever slip down your nose, get fogged up or hurt behind your ears or on the bridge of your nose?

How did you score?

If you ticked ‘yes’ to any of the above, ask your optician about contact lenses today.

Trust us! EyeZone Opticians are the experts in eye care.