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So you're a parent and your child is asking for contact lenses. Watch this video for tips and facts to ease the most common concerns

9 things about contacts that might surprise you

Benefits of Contacts for Kids & Teens

Vision Quality

Contact lenses for kids provide comprehensive vision so they can spot things out of the corner of their eye.

Appearance

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.**

Freedom

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?

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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

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Affordability

You might be surprised at how little contact lenses cost. Plus, we offer Free Trial ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses.*

Getting Started Is Easy

Find answers to all your questions and more in our FAQs

*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 ACUVUE.com.

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.