Contact lenses for children and teens

Another milestone on the path to adulthood

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Boy in skiing gear.

Is your child ready?

From what age can you wear contact lenses?

There's no minimum age for starting using contact lenses so it's more about their maturity and motivation rather than age. If they're showing responsibility at home and at school, then it could be time to give them a try.

Girl holding notebook in school.

90% of teenagers can successfully wear and care for contact lenses.1

While it takes a bit of practice to wear contact lenses, once you get into the routine of putting on, taking off and cleaning your lenses, it is likely to become second nature. We're here with resources that can help along the way.

Help unlock their potential

It can be amazing how much of a difference switching from glasses to contacts can make in your child's life.

All round vision

Contact lenses sit on the eye, so children can more easily spot things out of the corner of their eye.

Boost of confidence

In a clinical study, 80% of parents agreed that contact lenses improved their children’s confidence.2

Ease of movement

Contact lenses for children can help give them the freedom to run around, take part in sport and play,** without glasses getting in the way. That also means no fear of prescription glasses breaking.


Contact lenses can be used daily, or saved for special occasions and busy days, such as when playing sports,** meaning you can easily control the costs of your child's contact lenses.

ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-DAY with TearStable™ Technology and OptiBlue™ Light Filter Packshot.


Start them with exceptional comfort§3

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Get ready for the first appointment

Not sure what to expect? We've got some tips to help you prepare for your child or teen's first appointment.

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Learn the basics of wearing contact lenses

Help your child or teen learn to put on and take off contact lenses, or get help through live chat or email.

Get started with ACUVUE® contact lenses

Try ACUVUE® for free*

Start your free* trial of ACUVUE® contact lenses today.

Find an Optician

Locate an Optician near you where you can get fitted with ACUVUE® contact lenses.

Got Questions?

Connect with an ACUVUE® specialist on our Live Chat or email us.


**While contact lenses are perfect for an active lifestyle, it is not advised to expose your contact lenses to water, and as such swimming with contact lenses should be avoided. This includes avoiding wearing contact lenses not just while swimming, but also showering, bathing and using a hot tub.


1. Li L, Moody K, Tan DT, Yew KC, Ming PY, Long QB. Contact lenses in pediatrics study in Singapore. Eye Contact Lens. 2009 Jul;35(4):188-95

2. Walline JJ, Jones LA, Rah MJ, et al; CLIP Study Group. Contact Lenses in Paediatric (CLIP) Study: Benefits of Contact Lens Wear for Children and Teens. Eye & Contact Lens 33(6): 317-321, 2007.

3. JJV Data on File, 2022. CSM Subjective Responses ACUVUE® OASYS MAX 1-Day Contact Lenses- Retrospective Meta-analysis.

All ACUVUE® contact lenses have UV Blocking to help provide protection against transmission of harmful UV radiation to the cornea and into the eye. UV absorbing contact lenses are NOT substitutes for protective UV absorbing eyewear such as UV absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV absorbing eyewear as directed by your optician.

*T&Cs apply: 1 trial per person. 18+. Professional consultation and fitting fees may apply and are not included. Subject to Optician approval. Participating Opticians only. For full terms and conditions see here.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Contact Lenses can be used for vision correction. An Eye Care Professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and instructions on proper lens care. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, any eye disease or systemic disease, that may affect the eye, or if you are allergic to any ingredients. If you experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems, remove the lens and contact your Eye Care Professional immediately. For more information, including warnings and precautions, carefully read the Instructions for Use.



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Last updated 18/06/2024
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