I’d been planning on doing a post on babies and young kids in contacts, since kids in contacts have been in the news recently. Then earlier this week, this comment came in from Emam:
I came across this website when searching for tips on how to put on contact lenses for babies. My son Adyaan is 2 months old and he will have his cataracts removed on Saturday on 27 November 2010. He has been diagnosed with congenital cataracts due to rubella syndrome. After his eye surgery he would be on contact lenses of the highest power. As his parents we are indeed very scared of fixing his contact lenses for daily use. We are assuming we have to put eye drops in his eyes every day. We are scared of thinking that he will scream and cry and try to rip it off when you will not have any option but to be cruel with him and fix his contact lenses.
We don’t know how he would coup up with the contact lenses. His doctor prefers if possible Adyaan should be on contact lenses, either daily wear or extended wear, through out his life. Has anyone been through the same thing with contact lenses and found a better solution?
Any feedback or experience would be highly appreciated!
So for all you parents with babies or kids in contacts, care to leave any tips or advice? I’d also love to hear what led you to get contacts for your kid, how easy or hard it was for your child to adjust, and how things are going now.