Can children wear contact lenses?
In recent years, the number of myopia patients in my country has increased rapidly, and the proportion of young people with myopia is gradually increasing. Compared with adults, children’s myopia prevention and control is more severe, and this has become a major concern for parents. So, can children wear contact lenses to correct their vision?
In fact, we generally recommend that contact lens wearers are at least 18 years old, so children should try to avoid wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses are classified as medical devices, which are equivalent to artificial heart valves and vascular stents. They are subject to strict national control and management. Therefore, they must ensure standardized operations and maintain local cleanliness, otherwise it will easily cause dry eye, keratitis, Eye diseases such as conjunctivitis. However, children’s ability to wear independently is insufficient, and it may be difficult to ensure standards and norms during the operation and care of lenses. If parental supervision is not in place, it will cause damage to children’s eyes.
Moreover, the eye development of minors under the age of 18 has not been completed, the eye condition is very fragile, and the degree is not stable enough, rashly fitting glasses may accelerate the development of myopia. For children, if myopia is not serious, you can also choose to wear an orthokeratology lens. Orthokeratology lens is different from common soft contact lenses. It is a kind of hard lens. It can be worn at night to change the curvature of the cornea to achieve the purpose of maintaining clear vision throughout the day, so it can effectively control the increase in degree .
At present, myopia is still an irreversible process, and there is no effective medicine to cure myopia. Among myopia patients, children's myopia develops the fastest, so more attention should be paid to eye habits to protect the "window of the soul".