For parents


These days, it’s not unheard of for eye care professionals to recommend contact lenses to patients as young as 9. And for today’s teens, trading in their specs for a pair of contact lenses can be exciting. We’re here to help you make their transition as easy as possible.

Based on AOA survey of optometrists: “Appropriate age to introduce a child to soft contact lenses”

Contacts and Your Teen’s Confidence

For many teenagers, contact lenses are more than just an alternative to glasses.

Contact lenses come in a range of options for which shape, size, power and even brand all should be considered to provide the best results. It all starts with a visit to your eye care professional, who can write the required prescription, schedule a lens fitting and find lenses that are both healthy and comfortable.

As a parent, you play an important role in your teen’s health and should help them both learn about and be responsible for their eye health and care—especially when it comes to contact lenses. Having and maintaining a daily care regimen is an easy and effective way to help minimize eye-related discomfort and possible infection.

Important Reminders for Your Teens


If your teen experiences redness, pain or sensitivity to light while using contact lenses, contact your eye care professional immediately.

Keeping Contact Lenses Clean

OPTI-FREE® is the #1 doctor-recommended brand of multi-purpose solutions. For teens first trying contact lenses, it can effectively clean and disinfect their lenses.