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Young Adults and Contact Lenses

No teenager likes to be caught wearing something that makes them stand out, and in the case of a lot of adolescents, eyeglasses sometimes feel that way. Young adults balk at the very thought of wearing glasses and coming across ''uncool''. As opposed to glasses, children and teens that opt for lenses feel a significant enhancement in their appearance, says a newly released study. The study report indicates that beginning from the age of eight, children should be given the option of contact lenses. The research was recorded in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.

What is it about contacts that teens like? Young adults are insecure, and they often feel better about themselves when they don't have glasses being the focus of their appearance. Lenses can help teens feel greater self-esteem and more comfort around others by giving them a less visible alternative for their vision needs.

Moreover, contacts are a plus for young adults who are involved in sports. For teenagers, contacts may be safer than eyeglasses in a number of situations. Unlike eyeglasses, they are not easily during football, and other contact sports. Contacts are also more convenient when participating in sports that necessitate face shields. In allowing for a complete range of vision, they can also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport activities.

Of course before your child chooses lenses you should consult your eye doctor to discuss any potential issues your child might have. Our Manchester, CT, optometry practice can assist you in determining the right prescription for your teenager's contacts.

If your pre-teen or adolescent is in need of vision correction, why not consider contacts? Through something as simple as a soft lens, you can make a world of a difference for your teen. With the large array of contacts available, you and your eye doctor can work with your child to figure out what type of lens best fits their character and style of life.