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Contacts Make Teens Happy!

No adolescent wants to be caught in something out of style, and in the case of a lot of teenagers, glasses can sometimes seem that way. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a teen panic. In comparison with glasses, kids and teenagers that wear lenses report a significant enhancement in their looks, says a newly released study. The research report indicates that starting at the age of eight, kids may prefer being given the option of contact lenses. Results were reported in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.

Just how do contacts bolster teenagers' self image? Adolescents are easily embarrassed, and they often feel more attractive and accepted when they don't have eye glasses being the center of their appearance. Lenses can help teens feel greater self-esteem and more comfort around others by providing them a less visible option for vision correction.

Additionally, contacts are a plus for teens who are involved in sports. For teenagers, contact lenses can be more safe than eyeglasses in a number of situations. Unlike eyeglasses, contacts are a lot more durable during basketball, and other contact sports. Contact lenses are also more comfortable when participating in sports that necessitate face shields. By providing a complete range of vision, they may also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport activities.

Generally before your child purchases contacts you should consult your eye doctor to find out about any possible problems your child might encounter. Our Long Beach optometry practice will be glad to assist you in determining the right plan for your teen's contact lenses.

If your pre-teen or adolescent needs vision correction, why not consider contacts? Through just a simple contact lens, you can enhance your teen's self-image. With the wide assortment of lenses on the market, you and your optometrist can work with your child to figure out what modality best fits their personality, maturity and lifestyle.