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Can My Child Wear Contact Lenses?

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I get this question a lot. Parents want to know whether contact lenses are safe for their child. It makes sense. A parent’s job is to protect their kids. And as an optometrist, my job is to educate my patients. That’s why I’ve put together an infographic to answer some of the most common questions I get about kids wearing contact lenses.

Infographic answering common questions about contact lenses for children

Written by Dr. Sara Whitney

Dr. Sara Whitney graduated with a B.S. in Biochemistry from Rockford College in Rockford, IL and received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. As an optometry student, Dr. Whitney completed a primary care externship in Wilmington, NC, and a hospital-based rotation at the Naval Health Clinic of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, TX. Dr. Whitney has cared for patients as an optometrist in the Colorado Springs area since May of 2009. She has experience in family eye care, including pediatric eye examination, adult eye care, treatment and management of ocular disease, contact lens fitting, and eye surgery co-management. Colorado State licensed and certified in ocular pharmaceutical agents, Dr. Whitney’s training and experience allow her to diagnose, treat, and manage or co-manage all eye conditions. Professional memberships include the American Optometric Association, Colorado Optometric Association, and Southern Colorado Optometric Society.
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