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Choose Contacts: The Advantages of Lenses for Teens

Needing to purchase eyeglasses is often met with resistance from a teenager. Just the thought of wearing glasses can make a teenager panic. As opposed to eyeglasses, kids and teens that opt for contact lenses report a significant enhancement in their looks, says a recently published study. The study results show that beginning from the age of eight, pre-teens should be given the option of lenses. Results were reported in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.

Just how do contact lenses bolster teenagers' self esteem? Young adults are self-conscious, and they often feel more attractive and accepted when they're not sporting a pair of glasses. Contact lenses can enhance a teenager's self-image by giving them a less visible alternative for their vision needs.

Moreover, contacts can be an advantage for teens who participate sports. For adolescents, contacts can be more safe than glasses 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 engaging in activities that require face shields. In allowing for a full range of vision, they can also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport activities.

Of course before your child buys contacts you will want to ask your eye doctor to go over any possible problems your child might encounter. Our Bronx optometry practice can help you in determining the right plan for your young adult's contacts.

If your child or adolescent is in need of vision correction, why not consider contacts? Through something as simple as a contact lens, you can really change your teen's life. With the wide assortment of contact lenses on the market, you and your optometrist can work with your child to decide what type of lens best fits their character and style of life.