Almost half of children who wear glasses dislike doing so, according to a new report on the subject.
A poll carried out by Fairfield Research among members of the Good Housekeeping Reader Advisory Panel found that 42 per cent of parents with a child who wears glasses say that their offspring dislikes wearing them.
In addition, 41 per cent of adults say their child does not always wear glasses when they should and 50 per cent say the youngster would rather be wearing contact lenses.
This study was backed up by research conducted for the Contact Lenses in Pediatrics Study, which was carried out jointly at Ohio State University College of Optometry, New England College of Optometry and University of Houston College of Optometry.
It found that 68 per cent of children and 65 per cent of teens reported improved performance in activities after wearing contact lenses, describing them as a "healthy and convenient option".
by Martin Burns