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Teens and Contacts

Needing to buy glasses is often difficult for a teen. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a teenager go to pieces. In comparison with eyeglasses, kids and teenagers who opt for lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, reports a newly published study. The study report suggests that beginning from the age of eight, pre-teens should be offered the choice of contact lenses. Results were reported in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.

What is it about contact lenses that teens prefer? Young adults are self-conscious, and they often feel more positive about themselves if they're not wearing eyeglasses. Contact lenses may help teenagers feel greater self-esteem and more comfort around others by giving them a less visible option for vision correction.

In addition, contacts can be a plus for active teenagers who are involved in sports. For teens, contacts can be safer than glasses in many circumstances. Unlike glasses, contacts are a lot more durable during football, and other contact sports. Contacts are also more convenient when playing activities that necessitate safety masks. By allowing for a complete range of vision, contacts may also enhance teen's peripheral vision during sport games.

Of course before your child chooses contacts you will want to consult your eye doctor to find out about any potential problems your child might have. Our optometry practice located in Plano, TX, will be glad to assist you to determine the right plan for your teenager's contact lenses.

If your child or adolescent needs vision correction, why not consider contact lenses? Through something as simple as a soft lens, you can boost your teen's self-esteem. With the wide array of lenses available, you and your eye doctor can work with your child to figure out what modality is most suitable for their personality, maturity and lifestyle.