Eyeglasses offer a safe and effective way to correct our child’s vision problem. There is just one slight issue: not every child wants to wear them. This should lead you to consider the alternative option: contact lenses. But is your child actually ready for them?
- They are asking to wear contacts. Some children can never get used to eyeglasses. Have they made the first move and asked if they could switch to contact lenses instead? Then, it is highly likely that wearing eyeglasses has caused them discomfort and inconvenience. The experience itself can motivate them to take good care of their contact lenses if their request is greenlit.
- Your child does not have to be told twice about their chores. Children who do their chores without being asked repeatedly should be ready for contact lenses. That is because they are already showing signs of responsibility in all aspects of their lives. If your child still has to be told multiple times to do the share of the household tasks, it might be wise to wait a year or two.
- They take good care of their eyeglasses. Another hint that your child is ready to switch to contacts is when the kid makes an effort to take good care of eyeglasses. It is more than likely that children will show the same amount of effort when they have their contacts.
- Your child knows the importance of cleanliness. Contact lenses require proper use and handling. A child who is clean and hygienic is a good candidate for contact lenses because you will not have to worry about the kid touching the contacts with grimy hands and getting an eye infection.
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Are your children ready to switch to contact lenses? Take them to visit Guilford Eye Center for a comprehensive eye exam, and our team of eye care professionals will help them choose the contacts that will be a perfect fit. Call us today at (336) 292-4516, or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve the eye health needs of residents in High Point, NC, and other areas in the Piedmont Triad.