Has your child asked for contact lenses? Don’t worry, children can safely and successfully wear contact lenses as long as they care for them properly. This often means having the support of a parent or adult to help encourage them to follow the correct cleaning steps, wearingcare behaviors to reduce the risk of eye infections and other complications.
If your child has a high prescription, such as -2.00 or higher, contact lenses offer a more natural vision, with less distortion and frame interference that accompanies glasses. While contact lenses provide clear vision, they also offer other benefits for children and teenagers.
Here are 3 reasons your child’s life can benefit from contact lenses.
Contacts can boost your child's confidence
It’s a fact of life that young people’s confidence is often closely related to their perceived self-image. If your child needs glasses, they may not be happy with the way they look while wearing them. This can have a negative impact on their self-esteem and adversely affect their social life and even their school performance.
In a clinical study, 80% of parents agreed that contact lenses dramatically improved the confidence and quality of life of their children. Contact lenses can boost a child’s confidence, and significantly improve how they feel about their appearance.
Breakage or loss
Children may frequently break or lose their glasses — sometimes multiple pairs within the same year!
This is especially true if a child is very physically active.
When this happens, parents may not be able to afford a replacement pair, as it may not be covered by vision insurance plans. In this situation, children could be left without the glasses they need to see the blackboard or play sports.
Contact lenses are often less expensive and easier to replace than glasses. They can also give your child the freedom to not worry about losing or damaging their glasses. Daily lenses, in particular, provide convenience because they don’t need much maintenance. A child simply discards them at the end of the day. If your child participates in sports like baseball or football, contact lenses may be a far better option than glasses, which can easily slip off or break. Contact lenses also expand a person's field of vision, which could help them perform better.
Given all the benefits of contact lenses, many children, especially into their teen years, express their desire to switch from glasses to contacts.
If you think your child may be ready for contact lenses, schedule an appointment with Professional VisionCare to Lewis Center, Westerville, Johnstown, discuss your child’s individual needs.
At Professional VisionCare, we put your family's needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 614-898-9989 or book an appointment online to see one of our Lewis Center eye doctors.
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