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Contacts Keep Teenagers Happy!

No teen wants to be seen wearing something that makes them different, and in the case of a lot of teens, eyeglasses often feel that way. The mere thought of ''four eyes'' can send a teen panicking. In comparison with glasses, kids and teenagers who use lenses report a significant enhancement in their looks, reports a recently published study. The research report demonstrates that starting at the age of eight, pre-teens should be offered the option of lenses. Researchers published the study in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.

What is it about contact lenses that teenagers like? Teenagers are insecure, and they generally feel more attractive and accepted if they're not wearing glasses. Contact lenses may enhance a young adult's self-image by providing them a less obvious alternative for vision correction.

Moreover, contacts are an advantage for teenagers who are involved in sports. For teens, contacts can be safer than glasses in many circumstances. Unlike glasses, lenses are not easily during football, and other contact sports. Contact lenses are also more comfortable when playing activities that necessitate safety masks. In providing a complete range of vision, contacts can also enhance teen's peripheral vision during sport activities.

Generally before your child chooses lenses you should speak to your optometrist to go over any potential issues your child might encounter. Our optometry practice located in Salem, OH, can assist you in determining the right prescription for your teenager's contacts.

If your pre-teen or teenager is in need of vision correction, why not try contacts? Through something as simple as a contact lens, you can really change your teen's life. With the large variety of lenses on the market, you and your optometrist can work with your child to determine what modality is most suitable for their personality, maturity and lifestyle.