Are Contact Lenses OK for Your Child? There are many factors to consider when determining whether or not your child is ready for contact lenses. To help you make the right decision, here are three key questions to you need to ask yourself:
1. Are contact lenses safe? Physically speaking, contact lenses are safe for children at a younger age than you might realize. In some cases, infants are fitted with contact lenses for conditions that are present at birth. And unlike adults, children are less likely to suffer from dry eyes, which makes them better candidates for wearing contact lenses.
2. Is my child ready for the responsibility? The answer to this is obviously subjective. Only you know if your child is ready to take care of his or her contact lenses. Think about how they handle current responsibilities, such as homework and chores. Are they having issues with that? If so, contact lenses might not be in their best interest until they can properly manage these aspects of their life.
What is Color Blindness? Color blindness is more common and less serious than you may think. Being completely color blind is very rare; it’s more likely that if someone is color blind they have trouble seeing red, green, blue, or a mix of those colors.
Most color blind problems are genetic and originate at birth; they usually don’t develop later in life (although it does occasionally happen). Color blindness occurs when one of the three types of cone cells in your eyes is missing or doesn’t work correctly.
Symptoms of color blindness (or color vision problems) include: Seeing some colors but not others Having difficulty telling a difference between two colors (for example, not being able to differentiate between red and green) Difficulty noticing the different shades in colors If you or your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our office. We can perform tests to determine if color blindness is the culprit and what, if any, treatment can be done.