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Old 07-03-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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When did your ds start wearing contacts?

We found out yesterday my ods needs glasses. He has asked if he can wear contacts for sports like one of his friends does, which we agreed to. What age is a good age for full contacts and should we have him wear his glasses for a while first? He is a pretty responsible kid.

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Old 07-03-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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I got contacts at 13. The doc will give give a trial pair of lenses. So just let him try them out. )
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Re: When did your ds start wearing contacts?

I got contacts at 13, too. I'm sure it's probably different now, but back then, that was the youngest any doctor by me would allow kids to have contacts.
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We asked the eye doctor last week when we took our dd to get her glasses. He said it all depends on maturity, some of his patients begin at 6-7 while the majority is around 10-12.
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Re: When did your ds start wearing contacts?

i was 13 also.
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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I was 13 too.

And it was a pain getting them in and out at first. I remember the first time I cried and cried and cried because I couldn't get it in right.

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Re: When did your ds start wearing contacts?

My now 14 year old was 9 when she started wearing a contact (she only needs one.) My current 9 year old just got glasses for the first time recently and she says she wants to try a contact (she will also only need one...my kids are freaks!) when she's 10.
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Re: When did your ds start wearing contacts?

I got mine at high school.

My sister's daughter got hers at 9 or 10.
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I was 10. My mom was legally blind before she had lasik. She let me get contact b/c she knew I would take care of them and had watched her take care of hers my whole life.

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