Benefits of Contacts for Kids & Teens

Comprehensive Vision

Because contact lenses sit on the eye, kids can see things out of the corner of their eye. Vision with contact lenses, particularly peripheral vision, is less obstructed than with glasses. 


Contact lenses can help give kids a self-esteem boost. In a clinical study, 80% of parents agreed that contact lenses made their children feel more confident.**


Lenses allow them freedom to run around, take part in sports, and play without glasses getting in the way. That also means no fear of glasses breaking or being knocked off.

Comparable Cost to Glasses

When it comes down to contacts vs glasses - contact lenses are usually easier and cheaper to replace than glasses when they are lost.

Are They Ready?

How Old Do You Have To Be To Get Contacts

When it comes to deciding whether or not your child or teen is ready for contacts, it’s important to consider how mature they are. Are they showing responsibility at school and at home? If the answer is yes, it may be time.

The Cost of Contacts


You might be surprised at how little contact lenses cost. Plus, we offer a free* trial of ACUVUE® Contact Lenses so your child can try them before you buy them. 

Getting Started Is Easy

Still Have Questions?

Find answers to all your questions and more in our FAQs

Have questions about contact lenses?

ACUVUE® LensAssist® program provides helpful tips and tricks, one-on-one assistance, and more.

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

Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Brand 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, contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit

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.