Eye glasses and contact lenses
When properly matched to your child’s individual needs, eyeglasses and contact lenses can improve or correct less-than-perfect vision.
- Eyeglasses are the most common form of eyewear used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
- If your child is old enough, let him or her play an active role in choosing his or her own glasses.
- Contact lenses are often recommended if there is a large difference in refractive error between your child’s eyes, but eye dryness or corneal problems may prevent your child from wearing them.
Trial lenses are usually tested on the eyes for a period of time to ensure proper fit.