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Choose Contacts: The Benefits of Lenses for Young Adults


Requiring eyeglasses is often difficult for a teen. The mere thought of wearing glasses can send a teenager panicking. Compared to glasses, kids and teens who wear lenses feel a significant improvement in their looks, says a newly released study. The research report indicates that starting at the age of eight, children may prefer being given the choice of contact lenses. Researchers published the study in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.


So what makes contact lenses so crucial for adolescents? Adolescents are insecure, and they generally feel more attractive and accepted if they're not wearing eyeglasses. Lenses may promote a young adult's self-esteem by providing them a less visible alternative for their vision needs.


Although teens are generally provided with contact lenses, children under 13 are usually not offered the choice of contacts, because eye care providers or parents don't think that children are ready to take care of them appropriately. Actually, with the right guidance, children as young as eight are as competent at using and tending for contact lenses and they should be given the option.


Generally before your child tries lenses you will want to ask your eye care practitioner to find out about any potential issues your child might have. Our Philadelphia optometry practice can assist you to come up with the right plan for your young adult's contact lenses.


If your child or adolescent is in need of vision correction, why not try contacts? Through just a simple soft lens, you can boost your teen's self-esteem. With the large variety of lenses available, 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.