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Why Contacts Are a Good Option for Adolescents


No teenager wants to be seen in something out of style, and in the case of many teenagers, eyeglasses often seem that way. The mere thought of ''four eyes'' can send a teen running in the other direction. In comparison with glasses, children and teenagers who switch to lenses feel a significant enhancement in their looks, a newly published report demonstrates. The research results demonstrate that beginning from the age of eight, children may prefer being offered the choice of lenses. Results were reported in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.


What is it about contact lenses that teenagers like? Teens are easily embarrassed, and they often feel more positive about themselves if they don't have eye glasses being the focus of their appearance. Lenses may help young adults feel greater self-esteem and more comfort around others by providing them a less visible option for their vision needs.


Moreover, contacts can be a plus for young adults who play sports. For adolescents, contacts can be safer than eyeglasses in a number of situations. Unlike eyeglasses, contacts are a lot more durable during football, and other rough sports. Contact lenses are also more convenient when playing sports that necessitate safety masks. In providing a complete range of vision, they can also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport games.


Of course before your child chooses lenses you should speak to your eye care practitioner to find out about any potential issues your child might encounter. Our Duluth optometry practice can help you to determine the right plan for your teenager's contacts.


If your child or adolescent needs vision correction, why not try contacts? Through something as simple as a contact lens, you can really change your teen's life. With the large selection of contact lenses available, you and your eye care practitioner can work with your child to determine what modality is most suitable for their personality, maturity and lifestyle.