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Contact Lenses Keep Teens Happy!

No teen wants to be seen wearing something that makes them different, and in the case of a lot of teens, eyeglasses often feel that way. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a adolescent go to pieces. In comparison with glasses, kids and teenagers that wear lenses report a significant improvement in their looks, a newly published report demonstrates. The study report indicates that beginning from the age of eight, kids may prefer being offered the option of contact lenses. The study was recorded in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.

So why are contact lenses such a good option for teenagers? Young adults are easily embarrassed, and they generally feel more positive about themselves if they don't have eye glasses being the center of their appearance. Contact lenses may increase a teenager's self-esteem by providing them a less visible alternative for their vision needs.

Additionally, contacts are better for teenagers who play sports. For adolescents, contact lenses can be safer than eyeglasses in a number of situations. Unlike eyeglasses, contacts are a lot more durable during basketball, and other rough sports. Contacts are also more convenient when playing activities that require safety masks. By allowing for a full range of vision, contacts can also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport games.

Of course before your child tries lenses you will want to ask your eye doctor to find out about any potential problems your child might have. Our optometry practice located in San Diego, CA, can help you to determine the right plan for your young adult's contact lenses.

If your pre-teen or teenager is in need of vision correction, why not try contacts? Through something as simple as a contact lens, you can enhance your teen's self-image. With the wide selection of contacts available, you and your optometrist can work with your child to decide what type of lens best fits their character and style of life.