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Children’s Self-Perceptions Improve with Contacts

A recent 3-year study found that children's self-perceptions significantly improve with wearing contact lenses.  Researchers found that 8 to 11 year olds felt more accepted by peers and felt a better ability to play sports.  In addition, the youngsters felt better about their physical appearance as compared to glasses.

Many parents inquire about what is an appropriate age to fit contact lenses in kids.  The answer is not black and white, but more based on maturity level and willingness to take responsibility of contact lens insertion, removal, and care.  Parents and doctor should make that assessment.  It has been our experience that a child's genuine interest and excitement is also a sign of success.
Please let us know if you would like to talk with one of our doctors about your child's contact lens wear.

Written By:
Vasi Alevras-Sztukowski, O.D.
Eyecare Consultants Vision Source
8586 East Arapahoe Road, Suite #100
Englewood, CO 80112
303-771-4221


Author: Dr. Vasi Alevras-Sztukowski

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