Are they safe? Absolutely!
Are contact lenses safe for my kid to wear? We get asked this question frequently by parents. If your child expresses an interest in switching to contact lenses, consider how they handle their other responsibilities. Contact lenses require maintenance and a scheduled regimen. If they have good grooming habits, keep their bedroom and bathroom clean, and are responsible in carrying out their homework and chores than they are most likely ready for contact lenses.
If your child requires frequent reminders to keep things clean and follow good hygiene practices, then they probably aren’t ready for the responsibility of wearing and caring for contact lenses. Children are naturally great contact lens wearers if they accept the responsibility for them. They typically are highly motivated to wear contacts and usually adapt well to them.
Advantages of Contact Lenses for Sports
Compared to glasses, contact lenses offer a number of advantages in regards to sports:
- Better peripheral vision.
- Unobstructed field of view.
- Less likelihood of fogging up or getting splattered.
- Less chance of injury! Eyeglasses may break and cause an eye injury if you take a hard hit.
- More stable vision. When you wear eyeglasses, you can feel frames move slightly on your face with each stride which can cause vision disturbances.
- Don’t need to worry about eyeglasses sliding down your nose or falling off!
- Better compatibility with safety equipment like headgear or protective goggles.
- With daily disposable contact lenses is that you don’t have to worry about lens care and storage. Wear the lenses for your game or for a day of fun, and then simply throw them away.