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Contacts Keep Teenagers Happy!

Requiring glasses is often difficult for a teen. Teenagers cringe at the idea of having to wear glasses and looking ''nerdy''. In comparison with glasses, children and teens that opt for contact lenses feel a significant improvement in their looks, a newly published report shows. The study report indicates that beginning from the age of eight, children may prefer being offered the option of lenses. The research was recorded in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.

In what way do contact lenses improve teens' self esteem? Teenagers are self-conscious, and they generally feel better about themselves when they're not wearing eyeglasses. Lenses may help young adults feel greater self-esteem and more ease around others by providing them a less visible option for their vision needs.

Although teens are frequently fitted with contact lenses, children under thirteen are typically not given the choice of lenses, since eye care providers or parents don't feel that children have the proper maturity to take care of them appropriately. However, with the right guidance, children as young as eight are just as competent at wearing and caring for contacts and they should be given the option.

Of course before your child buys lenses you should ask your eye doctor to discuss any possible issues your child might have. Our optometry practice located in Costa Mesa, CA, can help you in determining the right plan for your teenager's contacts.

If your child or teenager is in need of vision correction, why not consider contacts? Through just a simple soft lens, you can boost your teen's self-esteem. With the large variety of lenses on the market, you and your eye doctor can work with your child to determine what modality best fits their personality, maturity and lifestyle.