Teens and Contact Lenses

Teens may not want to wear glasses for different reasons. Teens may feel self conscious about wearing eyeglasses because their glasses will be the first thing that their peers notice. Also, it is more challenging to play sports while wearing eyeglasses. As a result, teens may want consider contact lenses as an alternative to glasses.

Here are some commonly asked questions about contact lenses that teens will want to know the answer to:

  • How Old Do You Have To Be To Wear Contacts?
  • There are no age limitations on when someone can wear contact lenses. Parents often worry about whether their teens can properly wear and care for their contact lenses. However, this is something that parents can discuss with their teen and an eye care professional.
  • Is It Hard To Care For Lenses?
  • Taking care of contact lenses is getting easier and easier. Most contact lens users just use a clean case and a bottle of multipurpose solution to care and store for their lenses. Even better, daily disposable lenses like CooperVision’s Proclear 1 Day take the hassle of cleaning out of the equation. All wearers have to do is just remove the lenses and throw them out at the end of the day. How easy is that?
  • Aren’t Contact Lenses Expensive?
  • Prices will vary with different contact lenses, but for a frame of reference, daily disposable lenses typically cost around $1 a day which is affordable for most patients.
  • Do I Need A Prescription?
  • Yes, contact lenses are a medical device. You will need a prescription dispensed by an eye care professional in order to get contact lenses. This is because the contact lens must be fitted properly to the eye by an eye care professional even if there is no vision correction needed.
  • How Do I Know Which Contact Lens Is Best?
  • That is something patients can discuss with their doctors. Patients can learn more about what contact lens is right for them using this Find A Lens Quiz .
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