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Contacts: A Real Self-Esteem Booster for Young Adults

No teen likes to be caught in something out of style, and for many adolescents, glasses often feel that way. Teenagers may balk at the idea of wearing eyeglasses and coming across ''nerdy''. Compared to eyeglasses, kids and teens that wear contact lenses feel a significant enhancement in their looks, a newly published study demonstrates. The research report demonstrates that beginning from the age of eight, pre-teens should be offered the choice of lenses. The research was recorded in the November issue of Eye & Contact Lens, the official publication of the Contact Lens Association.

Just how do contact lenses improve teenagers' self esteem? Teenagers are insecure, and they often feel better about themselves when they don't have glasses being the focus of their appearance. Contact lenses may promote a young adult's self-image by providing them a less visible alternative for their vision needs.

Moreover, contacts are a plus for teens who play sports. For adolescents, contact lenses may be safer than eyeglasses in a number of circumstances. Unlike glasses, lenses are not easily during football, and other contact sports. Contacts are also more convenient when participating in sports that require safety masks. In allowing for a complete range of vision, contacts can also enhance teen's peripheral vision during sport games.

Of course before your child buys contacts you should ask your eye doctor to discuss any potential issues your child might encounter. Our Nashua optometry practice can help you to determine the right prescription for your teenager's contact lenses.

If your child or adolescent needs vision correction, why not try contact lenses? Through just a simple soft lens, you can really change your teen's life. With the large variety of contact lenses 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.