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Kids and contacts: Is my tween ready for contact lenses?

My tween got glasses a few months ago and she is now asking for contacts.  As parents, we are not sure if our child is ready for contact lenses, so we started doing some research, which revealed that many eye care professionals begin to encourage contact lens wear at age 11 to 14 so it's a common issue faced by tween parents.Turns out there's a fair amount to consider with this vision decision. Here are some of the biggest factors to weigh when having the contact lenses versus contacts...

Soft contact lenses as safe for kids as for adults

Soft contact lenses can be safely prescribed to children and adolescents, with no increase in adverse effects compared to adults, says a study.In fact, the risk of safety problems from soft contact lens wear may even be lower in younger children compared to teenagers, according to the study in Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. "In the past decade, there has been increasing interest in fitting children with contact lenses," said Mark...

Dual-focus contact lens can keep kids from becoming short-sighted

Washington D.C. [USA], June 10 (ANI): Parents worried about their kids' myopia or nearsightedness, now can relax as a new study has found that dual-focus contact lens, which have alternating visual correction and treatment zones, can help them.The three-year study showed that the dual-focus contact lens was effective in slowing myopia progression: 59 percent as measured by mean cycloplegic spherical equivalent (SE) and 52 percent as measured by mean axial elongation of the eye when compared...