Your child is now at the age where they want to wear contacts instead of glasses. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself before making this switch.
Questions to Ask
If you never wore contacts yourself, you may not know key information to ask your family eye care provider. There are important questions regarding the cost and safety of contacts.
But the most important question to ask yourself and your child is are they responsible enough to take care of them?
Contacts require daily care. Anyone who wears them needs to be careful cleaning and sanitizing them and the lenses case. Contact wearers also need to practice good hygiene and know how to properly insert contacts into their eyes. They also need to be responsible enough to follow the instructions for proper usage.
Different Types of Contacts
There are several different kinds of contacts based on their material and usage. Contacts can come in styles that need to be disposed of daily and there are others you can wear repeatedly.
Other options include gas permeable lenses, lenses for overnight wear, and special effect contacts. The costs of contact lenses vary based on how many times they can be worn, along with any other additional options.
If you are a parent or guardian who has no experience with contacts, it’s important to get your questions answered before your child can make the switch.
Set an appointment with Pycraft Family Eye Care, your Wooster family eye care professionals for a fitting and to see if your child is a good candidate for contacts. We can help answer any questions you have!