What age for contact lenses

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What age for contact lenses

Postby hsm » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:25 pm

Hi

Like to check at what age does your child wear contact lenses? is it better to get the disposable ones?

Any advice/ info is appreciated.


Thanks

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby CMF » Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:51 pm

My DD wore disposables at 10 years old for dance performances. Unless you can put them on and remove them for child ( I couldn't do it well!), it's best that you start them on it, only if they can handle putting lens on and removing them, themselves comfortably.

Cleanliness is paramount when handling the lens. So as a start may want to use disposables. If permanent ones, until child can clean them well, parent may have to do so for them to ensure no infection etc.

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby Norbu » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:55 am

my sis started wearing when she was 3yrs

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby bb_ mom » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:12 am

Norbu wrote:my sis started wearing when she was 3yrs

I hope you've got a typo and meant 13 yo.

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby zbear » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:01 pm

bb_ mom wrote:
Norbu wrote:my sis started wearing when she was 3yrs

I hope you've got a typo and meant 13 yo.



:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:14 pm

Norbu wrote:my sis started wearing when she was 3yrs


:yikes: that's extreme.

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby Norbu » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:14 pm

Norbu wrote:my sis started wearing when she was 3yrs


nope is really at 3yrs old.

The contact lens is custom made for her.

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby Norbu » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:15 pm

zbear wrote:
bb_ mom wrote:
Norbu wrote:my sis started wearing when she was 3yrs

I hope you've got a typo and meant 13 yo.



:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:



and the joke is?

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby bb_ mom » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:19 pm

Wow! She started using contact lenses at 3yo!

DD's been asking for it. Told her she'll get them when vision stabilizes.

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Re: What age for contact lenses

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:20 pm

Norbu wrote:
Norbu wrote:my sis started wearing when she was 3yrs


nope is really at 3yrs old.

The contact lens is custom made for her.


Wow. That must be scary for the parents. I don't think I can get my kids to put on contacts when they are in primary school, much less a 3yo kid.

How the the doctor diagnose such vision problems for children of that age? Can kids grow out of the problem eventually, given that they still have plenty of room to grow?

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