No adolescent likes to be caught in something out of style, and for some teenagers, glasses often seem that way. The mere thought of wearing glasses can send a teenager panicking. Compared to glasses, kids and teenagers that use contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, reports a newly published study. The study report suggests that beginning from the age of eight, kids may prefer being offered the option 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? Teenagers are easily embarrassed, and they generally feel better about themselves when they're not sporting a pair of eyeglasses. Lenses may increase a teenager's self-esteem by providing them a less obvious option for their vision needs.
Moreover, contacts are an advantage for teens who play sports. For adolescents, contact lenses may be more safe than glasses in many circumstances. Unlike eyeglasses, lenses are unlikely to get ruined during basketball, and other rough sports. Contact lenses are also more convenient when engaging in sports that require safety masks. In allowing for a complete range of vision, they can also enhance teen's peripheral vision during sport games.
Of course before your child purchases lenses you will want to speak to your eye doctor to discuss any potential problems your child might have. Our Fayetteville optometry practice will be glad to assist you to determine the right prescription for your teenager's contacts.
If your pre-teen or teenager needs vision correction, why not consider contacts? Through something as simple as a soft lens, you can boost your teen's self-esteem. With the wide assortment of contacts available, you and your optometrist can work with your child to determine what type of lens best fits their character and style of life.