18.08.2009

More children "opting for contact lenses"

More children "opting for contact lenses"

By Alexa Kaczka

Contact lenses are an increasingly popular choice for youngsters, according to a Canadian newspaper.

Jo-Ann Rupert of Edson Pearle Vision and Debbie Burgess of Focus Optical, told the Edson Leader that children are opting for contact lenses instead of glasses more and more.

Ms Rupert said that children usually start wearing contact lenses when they are aged between 14 and 16.

According to Ms Burgess, youngsters should wait until they are 12 before they begin wearing contact lenses, but Ms Rupert said that they can start from as young as nine, though they should not wear them every day.

Ms Burgess added that contact lenses "are fantastic for sports".

Soft contact lenses are more popular than hard ones and these were said to be better for children playing physical games.

Christi Myers recently wrote in the Houston News that children are wearing contact lenses for practical reasons rather than vanity-based ones.

One child said that wearing contact lenses meant she would not be scratched if a ball hit her face.

by Adrian Galbreth


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