Eyeglasses or Contacts: Which to Choose?

Eyeglasses or Contacts: Which to Choose?

Great Reasons To Purchase Your Teenager Contacts For Their Vision Correction

by Douglas Sutton

If you have a child who needs vision correction, it is very important that they get the eye wear that they need to actually improve their vision. With vision correction, they are not only going to do much better in school, but they will be able to do all of the things that teenagers look forward to, such as driving.

One big decision that you and your teenager need to make together when it comes to their vision correction is what kind of eye wear you choose. The main options are glasses and contacts. While it can be wise to have a pair of back-up glasses no matter what, there are a lot of benefits that come along with purchasing your teenager some contacts.

This article will discuss some great reasons to purchase contacts for your teenagers vision correction.

Helps Teens Feel Less Self Conscious

When your child is a teenager, this is a big time of change for them. Their body is changing, and they may be very unsure of how they feel about themselves. Because of this, they may feel very self conscious about certain things. One thing that may make them feel very self conscious is wearing glasses. They may fear that they will be made fun of if they wear their glasses, and for this reason they may sacrifice their vision and quit wearing them.

In contrast, if your child wears contacts instead of glasses, no one will see them. This will encourage them to wear their contacts and get the benefits of vision correction. 

Perfect For Sports 

Another excellent reason for you to get contacts for your teenager is because of how perfect they are for anyone who plays sports. If your teenager wears glasses, they run the risk of getting the glasses knocked off of their face, crushed into their face, stepped on, etc., depending on what sports they play. Their glasses may also fog up and/or slip off of their face depending on the amount of sweat that is coming off of their skin.

Contacts are a much better option when it comes to playing sports because they go right inside the eye and out of the way. This will reduce your child's risk of injury, and you won't have to worry about replacing broken glasses all of the time. Just have your child make sure that their eyes are well moisturized before their sporting event because losing a lot of water through sweat can dry out and irritate the eyes. 

If you have more questions about what kind of corrective eye wear to choose, contact businesses like San Juans Vision Source.


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Eyeglasses or Contacts: Which to Choose?

Since I was a teenager, I've worn eyeglasses. The idea of getting contacts didn't seem all that important. It was only during my last eye exam with a new optometrist that I decided to revisit the possibility. On the advice of my optometrist, I decided to try the disposable lenses. To my surprise, they worked great. Even my field of vision was broader. One of my favorite things is that I never have to hunt for a handkerchief or a tissue to wipe away dust from the glasses anymore. Being able to purchase sunglasses off the rack is pretty great too. If you just got the word that corrective lenses is in your future, let's talk. I'll tell you why choosing contact lenses over glasses makes sense.