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Improving Your Teenager’s Self-Image with Contacts


Needing to purchase glasses is often difficult for a adolescent. Teenagers sometimes balk at the idea of being seen in eyeglasses and appearing ''nerdy''. Compared to glasses, children and teens who switch to contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their looks, a newly published report shows. The research report demonstrates that beginning from the age of eight, children may prefer being offered the choice of contact lenses. Results were reported in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.


Just how do contacts enhance teens' self esteem? Young adults are insecure, and they often feel more attractive and accepted if they don't have eye glasses being the center of their appearance. Contact lenses may help teens feel greater self-esteem and more ease around others by providing them a less visible option for vision correction.


In addition, contacts are a plus for teenagers who play sports. For teenagers, contact lenses can be more safe than glasses in many situations. Unlike eyeglasses, lenses are unlikely to get ruined during football, and other rough sports. Contacts are also more convenient when participating in activities that necessitate face shields. By providing a full range of vision, contacts can also enhance teen's peripheral vision during sport games.


Of course before your child buys lenses you will want to consult your eye care practitioner to discuss any possible problems your child might encounter. Our Kennett Square, PA, optometry practice can help you to determine the right plan for your young adult's contacts.


If your child or teenager needs vision correction, why not try contact lenses? Through something as simple as a contact lens, you can make a world of a difference for your teen. With the large assortment of contacts on the market, you and your eye care practitioner can work with your child to figure out what type of lens is most suitable for their character and style of life.

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