Children are wearing contact lenses for practical reasons rather than aesthetic ones.
This is according to a report in the Houston News by Christi Myers.
As one example, she spoke to Bianca Amador, whose glasses broke during a PE lesson.
Bianca said she loved her contact lenses, as she could not be scratched even if something hit her in the face.
The sentiment was echoed by the mother of Alex Henderson, who switched to contact lenses aged 12 after a volleyball broke her glasses.
She has also been hit in the face with a soccer ball.
Her mother explained that she feels safer now that there is nothing sharp that can cut Alex if she is struck again.
Last week, Abigail Van Buren made a reply in the Sun Journal to an 11-year-old reader who wanted to wear contact lenses.
She stressed the need for the child to discuss it with her parents and optician, but said that if she was responsible in other areas of her life, she ought to be able to deal with contact lenses.
by Martin Burns