What is the best age to wear contact lenses?

Contact lenses are of great significance for correcting vision and preventing strabismus and amblyopia. However, because of some risks in use, many people have questioned whether there is any age limit for wearing contact lenses?


In fact, whether or not to wear contact lenses can not be distinguished by age alone, but depends on whether the physiological function, adaptability, sensitivity and other factors of the eyes support wearing. Even if the age is suitable, but people with dry eyes and other non indications can not use contact lenses. Therefore, it can be said that there is no clear age division for wearing contact lenses.

But strictly speaking, the best age to wear is between 18 and 35. This is because the functions of various organs of minors are not stable, especially the development of lens is still not perfect, wearing contact lenses may have some adverse effects, such as physiological and metabolic disorders and other side effects. At the same time, minors are far from enough in terms of economic conditions and nursing energy, most of which are difficult to ensure the standardization of operation. Once over 40 years old, the human eye tissue will begin to age, the local resistance will also decline, the corneal tolerance will become poor, the probability of disease will rise in a straight line, presbyopia, cataract and other eye problems will gradually appear, so it is better not to wear them.


Therefore, it is better to go to the hospital for professional examination first to eliminate the diseases of fundus, and then to consider and choose according to the physiological conditions of the eyes. If you choose to wear contact lenses, you must operate according to the instructions under the guidance of the doctor, and form good use habits.