Requiring eyeglasses is often difficult for a adolescent. Teenagers sometimes cringe at the thought of having to wear eyeglasses and coming across ''uncool''. Compared to glasses, children and teenagers that wear lenses report a significant improvement in their looks, reports a recently released study. The research results show that beginning from the age of eight, kids may prefer being offered the choice of lenses. Researchers published the study in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.
Just how do contact lenses bolster teenagers' self esteem? Teenagers are self-conscious, and they often feel more positive about themselves if they don't have eye glasses being the focus of their appearance. Contact lenses can help teenagers have a sense of greater self-esteem and more ease around others by providing them a less obvious option for their vision needs.
Although teens are generally provided with contact lenses, children under 13 are typically not offered the option of lenses, due to the fact that eye doctors or parents don't believe that children are ready to deal with them appropriately. In truth, with the right guidance, children as young as eight are just as capable at wearing and caring for contacts and they should be given the option.
Of course before your child tries contacts you will want to ask your eye doctor to go over any potential problems your child might encounter. Our optometry practice located in Canton, OH, will be glad to assist you in determining the right plan for your teen's contacts.
If your pre-teen or teenager is in need of vision correction, why not consider contacts? Through something as simple as a soft lens, you can enhance your teen's self-image. With the wide selection of contact lenses on the market, you and your eye doctor can work with your child to decide what modality is most suitable for their character and style of life.