There is no definitive age at which children will be old enough to wear contact lenses, an expert has asserted.
Speaking to komonews.com, Mayo Clinic eye specialist Dr Amir Khan pointed out that some children will be responsible enough to look after contact lenses when quite young, while others may not be ready until they are older.
"They have to be able to physically get the contacts in and out of their eye, and they have to be able to maintain the cleanliness of the contact lenses," he explained.
Dr Khan added that some people may never demonstrate such responsibility and will struggle to care for their contacts in the correct way even when they reach adulthood.
In addition, the expert told the news provider that it is important to seek advice from a doctor or an eyecare professional when children decide they want to start wearing contact lenses.
In a related article, consultant paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Salma Rai stressed the importance of children having regular sight tests, especially in the years after eye surgery.
by Alexa Kaczka