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No teenager likes to be caught in something that makes them stand out, and for some teens, glasses can sometimes feel that way. Just the thought of wearing glasses can make a teenager go to pieces. As opposed to glasses, children and teens who use contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their looks, a newly published study shows. The research results show that beginning from the age of eight, children may prefer being given the choice of lenses. Results were reported in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.
What is it about contacts that teens prefer? Teenagers are self-conscious, and they often feel better about themselves if they don't have eye glasses being the focus of their appearance. Lenses can increase a young adult's self-esteem by giving them a less obvious option for vision correction.
Additionally, contacts are an advantage for active teenagers who participate sports. For teenagers, contact lenses may be more protective than glasses in many circumstances. Unlike glasses, lenses are a lot more durable during football, and other rough sports. Contact lenses are also more convenient when engaging in activities that necessitate face shields. In allowing for a complete range of vision, they can also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport games.
Of course before your child purchases lenses you will want to ask your optometrist to find out about any potential problems your child might have. Our optometry practice located in Frisco, TX, can help you to determine the right prescription for your young adult's contacts.
If your pre-teen or adolescent is in need of vision correction, why not try contact lenses? Through just a simple soft lens, you can make a world of a difference for your teen. With the large variety of contacts available, you and your eye doctor can work with your child to decide what modality best fits their personality, maturity and lifestyle.