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Contacts: A Real Confidence Booster for Young Adults

The need to buy glasses is often difficult for a adolescent. The mere thought of wearing glasses can make a adolescent panic. In comparison with glasses, children and teens that use lenses report a significant improvement in their looks, reports a recently released study. The research report suggests that starting at the age of eight, children should be offered the choice of lenses. Researchers published the study in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, published by the Contact Lens Association.

Just how do contacts bolster adolescents' self image? Teens are self-conscious, and they often feel better about themselves when they're not sporting a pair of glasses. Contact lenses may increase a young adult's self-esteem by providing them a less obvious option for vision correction.

Although teens are generally fitted with contact lenses, children younger than 13 are usually not offered the option of contacts, since eye care providers and parents don't feel that children have the proper maturity to care for them properly. Actually, with the right guidance, even at age eight, children are just as competent at wearing and caring for contact lenses and they should be given the option.

Of course before your child tries contacts you will want to ask your optometrist to find out about any possible issues your child might encounter. Our Phoenix, AZ, optometry practice can assist you to come up with the right plan for your teen's contact lenses.

If your pre-teen or adolescent needs vision correction, why not try contact lenses? Through something as simple as a contact lens, you can really change your teen's life. With the wide assortment of contact lenses on the market, you and your eye care practitioner can work with your child to decide what modality is most suitable for their character and style of life.