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Kids Contact Lens Clinic

“Many parents don't realize that their 8-year-old child can handle the responsibility of contact lenses, so they don't think to ask about them.”

Dr. Jeffrey J. Walline
Chief, Kids Contact Lens

Dr. Walline created the Kids Contact Lens Clinic at the Ohio State University College of Optometry. The purpose of this clinic is to fit kids with contact lenses in an atmosphere that puts them at ease, maximizes the benefits of contact lenses for children, and provides information from the latest research. Research directed by Dr. Walline at the Ohio State University College of Optometry has determined that contact lenses worn by children can slow the progression of nearsightedness, improve self-esteem, and improve quality of life.

Kids’ ability to wear contact lenses should not be determined by age alone. Some five year old children are capable of contact lens wear, whereas some twenty-five year old adults are not. Schedule an appointment in the Kids Contact Lens Clinic to discuss the risks and benefits of contact lens wear with Dr. Walline. Together you can decide whether contact lenses are appropriate for your child.

To schedule an appointment, call 614-688-3937 and ask for an appointment in the Kids Contact Lens Clinic. You can also request an appointment online through our request an appointment page.

For answers to some of your questions about kids and contact lenses, please look at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our Doctor:

  • Jeffrey J. Walline, OD, PhD, Chief