How to Care for my Child's Contact Lens?

November 02, 2022

5% of preschoolers, about 9% of school aged children and 30% of adolescents nowadays suffer from myopia, also known as short-sightedness. Ophthalmologist may prescribe contact lenses to children when needed as they help improve their self-confidence and they do not hold your child back from any physical activities. 

Children are, of course, not as responsible as adults. This is why it can be challenging for them to keep up with cleaning their lenses the right way. They often skip the process of digital rubbing when removing the lens, or even when they do rub, they leave lots of irritants in the lens or even damage it while cleaning.

My child's ophthalmologist recently recommended a device to me that automatically cleans contact lens. It is particularly useful for children because it runs with only one push of a button. It is suitable for most cotnact lenses prescribed to children. Depending on the type of lens your child use the brand offers different solutions.

Disposable Soft Contact Lens

    Soft contact lenses are most commonly prescribed to children as they are the most comfortable to wear and children can easily adapt to them. You can find them for daily, weekly or even monthly wear. If your child is using a non-daily disposable contact lens, the VueSonic One Contact Lens cleaning device is designed to clean such lenses and can make them supremely easy for your little one to take care of them.

    Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) Nighttime Lenses

      These lenses are a part of a therapy that uses precision-fitting lenses that reshape the cornea while the child is asleep. These lenses are rigid and used to correct vision; children can remove them as soon as they wake up. To wear them periodically is also to care for them. These lenses need to be cleaned thoroughly, so they do what they are designed to and do not cause any harm to the vision of the child. You can use the VueSonic Advance 2 rigid contact lens device to help your child correctly clean their lenses.

      Multifocal Daytime Soft Lenses

        Multifocal contact lenses allow you to use multiple zones within the same lens that help you correct your vision for all the different distances. These lenses are designed to be worn in the daytime and feature different sections of the lens with different circular zones for improved vision. The center part of the lens helps with near focusing, but the rest helps with distance focusing.

        As multifocal lenses are also made with soft material, the VueSonic One Contact Lens cleaning device should be used for the cleaning process.


        Children’s vision is sensitive, and it is imperative to take good care of their contact lenses so they can help your child with his/her vision.