Contact Lenses were invented in the early 1900s and in fact, Leonardo da Vinci is credited with the concept behind contact lenses way back in the early 1500s!
Popular usage of the lenses didn’t emerge until the 1950s and 1960s. Initially, the contacts were made of glass, that was heavy and uncomfortable. Today’s lenses are mostly plastic and very soft, which makes them comfortable to wear and easy to care for.
Persons of all ages enjoy wearing contact lenses. Some benefits are full peripheral vision; self-confidence and great to wear during activities like sports and dancing.
Is there a best age to start wearing contact lenses? The answer is not as easy as yes or no because many factors need to be considered. In other words, its a decision that is made on a case-by-case circumstance.
With guidance and support from their parents, most children can wear contact lenses. It’s a matter of keeping them clean and teaching the child how to properly insert and remove the lenses, which can be challenging for some. If the child isn’t patient or feels squeamish about things touching their eyes, he or she may not make a good contact lens candidate. Additionally, proper cleaning and storage must be taught and exercised. Even the most practiced contact lens wearer has to remember that hygiene is a major factor in eye care, and observing the proper care of contact lenses is crucial to avoiding infection or injury.
Are you ready for contact lenses? Do you have an active child that may benefit from wearing contact lenses? Call or come in today to find out if you or your child are ready for contact lens use. We have plenty of appointment times to fit your schedule and we currently have rebates and discounts available on our contact lens brands.
Call us at (910) 219-3937 and make your appointment today.