Contact Lenses for Kids & Teens

Another milestone on a path to all grown up

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Is your child ready?

It's more about mindset than age. If they're interested in contacts and responsible enough to handle things like chores and homework independently, it could be time to let your child give them a try.

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89% of teens say contacts are easy to care for±

While it definitely takes a bit of practice to wear contacts, most kids catch on quickly. And we're here along the way with resources that can help.

Help unlock their potential

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

Clear unobstructed vision

Contacts sit on the eye, so they won't have blind spots like glasses do.

Boost of confidence

73% of teens said reactions to "my new look without glasses" was very positive.±

Ease of movement

65% of teens say contacts help them do better at sports.±

Replacement costs

Replacing a lost contact lens from your supply can feel easy compared to the hassle and unexpected cost of having to replace lost or damaged glasses.

See how contacts help others be at their best

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Game On

See how Kim connects with her audience

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Lessons in Lashes

Admire how Alicia transforms any look

Bryan, a football player and wearer of ACUVUE Contact Lenses catches a football.

Focused on Football

See why Bryan is an All-Star

Davia, a fashion designer and wearer of ACUVUE Contact Lenses works on a dress.

Seamless Seamstress

Follow Davia as she achieves her fashion design vision

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Start them with exceptional comfort

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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 contacts

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

Get started with ACUVUE® contact lenses

Try ACUVUE for free*

Provide some basic information and get a certificate for a free* trial pair

Find an eye doctor

Use our locator tool to find a doctor who can fit you with ACUVUE contact lenses

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*Free trial lenses available from participating eye doctors. Exam and fitting fees not included.

±In a clinical study that evaluated teen contact lens wearers with teens and parents surveyed. Walline JJ, Jones LA, Rah MJ, et al; CLIP Study Group. Contact Lenses in Pediatric (CLIP) Study: Benefits of Contact Lens Wear for Children and Teens. Eye & Contact Lens 33(6): 317-321, 2007.

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE Contact Lenses are available by prescription only 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 the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, remove the lens and contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional, call 1-800-843-2020, or download the Patient Instruction Guides.



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