Learn More About Children’s Contact Lenses
Missoula’s and it’s neighboring communities are a true recreational heaven and contacts will stay put while mountain biking in Pattee Canyon, skiing down the face of Snowbowl, or catching a wave on Flathead lake. They help sports performance and any other physical activities your child may enjoy.
Dr. Beatty and the staff at Beatty Eyes often recommend daily, single-use lenses for children. They are not only ease to care for, but they are extra safe by avoiding the build-up of infection-causing bacteria on contacts, contact lens cases or in contact lens solution.
At Beatty Eyes, we do not have concrete age limits to fitting children in contact lenses. We take great care to ensure you and your child are comfortable and knowledgeable with insertion, removal and care of your contacts before you leave our office.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for contact lenses?
You may be a candidate for contact lenses if you require vision correction lenses and are looking for a non-surgical alternative to eyeglasses. To find out if contacts are right for you, schedule an appointment with you eye doctor.
What should I expect when I am fitted for contact lenses?
Your eye doctor will conduct a thorough eye exam and prescribe a contact lens brand and power based on the results of your eye exam and your frequency of wear. You’ll be fitted with a trial pair of lenses before you leave the office and asked to return for a follow-up visit several days or weeks later.
How should I care for my eyes and contacts after my appointment?
You will be given instructions designed to help you protect your new contacts, as well as your eyes. If you fail to follow these instructions, you risk getting a corneal infection that could threaten your sight. Most importantly, you’ll be instructed to wash your hands prior to handling your contacts. Depending on the type of lenses you wear, you may also need to remove your contacts at night before bed.