Eye Health

Updated 16 January 2015

At what age can I begin to wear lenses?

The variety of lenses available means that more people are able to wear them than ever before. But can someone be too young to wear lenses?

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The variety of lenses available means that more people are able to wear them than ever before. But can someone be too young to wear lenses?

While youngsters may need help putting their lenses in and taking them out, there’s no reason for them not to wear contacts if they need to. Some premature babies are born with eye trouble and are given contacts.

Obviously you should see an eye care professional before trying contact lenses.

 

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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