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Contact lenses for children

Contact lens benefits for kids

Depending on your child’s prescription for eye glasses, he or she may not be able to wear contact lenses. However, if they can, there certainly are a lot of benefits associated with doing so. However, there are certain steps you should take in order to help your child get used to wearing contact lenses. One of those steps is to start them out on disposable ones. This will get them used to putting them in and taking them out. They can get just as good at this as adults can. They just need some practice. Using an all in one solution is another step that will make it easier for your child to take care of his or her contact lenses.

Doing Better in School

One of the associated benefits is that contact lenses can help your child do better in school. Poor vision is going to be a hindrance to his or her learning, your child will not be able to see displays easliy and can be distracted from their work. To further compound this problem, many children don’t like to wear glasses, so they’re constantly taking them on and off during the school day. Since contact lenses are more difficult to remove and can be a more “natural” way to correct vision, children are more likely to leave them in all day, fully experiencing the benefits of improved vision.

Improved Sports Performance

Children who are involved in any athletic activity at school or elsewhere will benefit from wearing contact lenses as well. You may not realize the importance of this benefit, but don’t be too quick to dismiss it. It’s fairly common for glasses to break, especially in contact sports. Yet, if your vision is blurry, you obviously aren’t going to perform as well! However, the benefits of contact lenses in terms of improved sports performance actually go even beyond just the improvement of your regular vision. They also improve your peripheral vision, even more effectively than glasses themselves. Thus, your performance is improved even more, and your confidence is boosted accordingly.

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‘Fitting In’

While the improved educational performance associated with contact lenses will typically be viewed by parents as the most important, the kids themselves tend to see things differently, especially if they’re teenagers. Sometimes, kids feel like they’re looked down upon by their peer group if they wear glasses. Therefore, wearing contact lenses can actually improve their social standing, with increase confidence in their appearance. This shouldn’t be the case, but sadly, it often is. Plus, this improved social standing in turn leads to kids that are more excited about going to school, which can obviously boost academic performance as well.

Feeling Comfortable and Looking Better

Of course, that improved social standing is related to the simple fact that contact lenses have the power to simply make you feel like you look better. Some people look great wearing glasses, and are perfectly comfortable doing so. This is not the case for everyone. For children that are averse to wearing glasses cotact lenses may be the best option to improve vision and enable them to feel comfortable with themselves. Once they feel better, than they may also feel the look better.

We all want out children to be comfortable in their own environment.

We have more information on the children’s eye test. Contact us to discuss and book an appointment.

     

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