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The need to buy eyeglasses is often difficult for a adolescent. Adolescents can balk at the very idea of wearing eyeglasses and looking ''nerdy''. Compared to glasses, kids and teenagers that use lenses feel a significant improvement in their appearance, a newly published study shows. The research report demonstrates that starting at the age of eight, kids may prefer being offered the choice of contact lenses. The research was recorded in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.


Just how do contacts improve teenagers' self esteem? Teenagers are self-conscious, and they often feel more attractive and accepted when they don't have eye glasses being the focus of their appearance. Contact lenses may help teens feel greater self-esteem and more comfort around others by providing them a less obvious alternative for their vision needs.


In addition, contact lenses can be a plus for teens who participate sports. For adolescents, contacts may be more protective than eyeglasses in a number of circumstances. Unlike glasses, contacts are not easily during basketball, and other contact sports. Contacts are also more comfortable when playing sports that necessitate face shields. In providing a complete range of vision, contacts may also enhance teenager's peripheral vision during sport activities.


Of course before your child tries contacts you will want to speak to your optometrist to go over any potential issues your child might have. Our Tucson, AZ, optometry practice will be glad to assist you to determine the right prescription for your teenager's contacts.


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