Contact Lenses for Children
Debra Bennett has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The content and format of this course is presented without commercial bias and does not claim superiority of any commercial product or service.
As an eye care provider (ECP) it is up to you to make sure that infants, children and their parents are happy with the care and quality eyewear that you provide. Children are more aware of the vision choices open to them than might be assumed since a child has often seen lots of or a certain brand, such as one with a popular cartoon tie-in. By contrast, infants and children are increasingly being fit in contact lenses, either as the primary refractive correction or as a part time solution to a specific need. There are times when contact lenses might be a better choice for an infant or child due to situational or activity needs.
- Recall the overall development of the eye
- Recognize how faulty vision can affect a child
- Identify the special needs of a child to warrant the treatment of contact lenses