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Improving Your Adolescent’s Self-Esteem with Contact Lenses


The need to buy glasses is often difficult for a teenager. Teenagers may cringe at the very idea of having to wear eyeglasses and appearing ''uncool''. As opposed to glasses, children and teenagers who switch to lenses report a significant enhancement in their appearance, a newly published report shows. The research report demonstrates that beginning from the age of eight, children should be given the option of lenses. The research was recorded in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.


So what makes contact lenses so crucial for teens? Adolescents are easily embarrassed, and they often feel more positive about themselves when they're not wearing eyeglasses. Lenses may help teenagers feel greater self-esteem and more comfort around others by giving them a less visible option for their vision needs.


Moreover, contact lenses are an advantage for active teens who participate sports. For teens, contact lenses may be safer than eyeglasses in a number of situations. Unlike eyeglasses, contacts are not easily during football, and other contact sports. Contact lenses are also more convenient when playing activities that require safety masks. By allowing for a full range of vision, they may also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport activities.


Of course before your child purchases contacts you will want to speak to your optometrist to go over any potential problems your child might encounter. Our Olathe optometry practice can assist you in determining the right prescription for your teen's contacts.


If your pre-teen or teenager needs vision correction, why not try contacts? Through just a simple 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 modality best fits their character and style of life.

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