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Why Contact Lenses Are a Great Option for Teens

Requiring eyeglasses is often difficult for a teen. Teenagers sometimes balk at the very idea of having to wear eyeglasses and looking ''dorky''. As opposed to eyeglasses, children and teens who wear contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, a newly published study demonstrates. The study report demonstrates that starting at the age of eight, pre-teens should be offered the option of lenses. Researchers published the study in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.

What is it about contacts that teens like? Teenagers are self-conscious, and they often feel more attractive and accepted when they don't have glasses being the center of their appearance. Contact lenses can help teenagers have a sense of greater self-esteem and more comfort around others by giving them a less obvious alternative for vision correction.

In addition, contact lenses can be a plus for active teens who are involved in sports. For adolescents, contacts may be more safe than eyeglasses in many circumstances. Unlike eyeglasses, lenses are a lot more durable during football, and other contact sports. Contacts are also more convenient when engaging in sports that necessitate face shields. By allowing for a complete range of vision, contacts may also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport activities.

Of course before your child buys lenses you should consult your eye doctor to go over any possible issues your child might encounter. Our optometry practice located in Clarksville, IN, will be glad to help you to determine the right plan for your teenager's contact lenses.

If your pre-teen or teenager is in need of vision correction, why not consider contact lenses? Through just a simple contact lens, you can enhance your teen's self-image. With the large array of lenses available, you and your eye care practitioner can work with your child to decide what type of lens is most suitable for their character and style of life.