Children & Contact Lenses

Children and contact lenses photo from Optique, opticians in Battersea, LondonIt is a common myth that children cannot wear contact lenses until they reach their late teens. With the advances in modern contact lenses, this is no longer the case and Optique, opticians in Battersea, London, regularly prescribe contact lenses to children - even as young as 12 years old.

Modern contact lenses are safe and very comfortable to wear. Optique will be able to recommend the most suitable lenses for your child. Our skilled members of staff will talk your child through how to insert and remove their lenses and look after them.

Contact lenses can be a great alternative to spectacles for children for many reasons. Perhaps your child hates wearing their spectacles because their friends tease them. Contact lenses will help to improve their confidence significantly and also improve their self-esteem.

If your child likes sports, their spectacles may be a potential hindrance. Children with moderate spectacles corrections often cannot see clearly beyond a few meters without their glasses and this can impair their performance with sports. Optique can demonstrate to you what your child sees without their glasses to give you an understanding of how they manage when playing sports. Children's contact lenses can definitely help to improve their hand eye co-ordination and safely improve their game.

If you are interested in contact lenses for your children, why not call in for an informal chat or take the plunge and book in for a contact lens trial – you don’t need to buy any lenses until you have successfully completed your trial.

For help and advice on children and contact lenses, visit Optique, opticians in Battersea, London at 276 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3BS. Tel: 020 72282754

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