There is no set age. It’s more a question of your child’s maturity. You might be surprised to learn that the success rate with contact lenses with 8-year-olds and above is 80-90 percent. The goal we set with them is for them to be able put in the contacts and take them out themselves and wear them for the time we set.
Two factors move us toward contacts at an earlier age. One is involvement in sports. Contacts are better and safer, typically, than glasses. If your child is involved in football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, cheerleading, etc., you should consider contacts.
The second is cosmetics. Perhaps your child already has asked about contacts. Don’t be shy about bringing your child’s concerns to the attention of your Cool Springs or Donelson Eyecare doctor.
Daily disposable lenses work great for children. They can be part time or full time. They eliminate the need to take care of solutions and cases, and we have more contamination from those than the lenses themselves. So they’re very convenient for patients and parents.