By Emily Tait
Contact lenses can help to improve young people's lives and enhance their daily routines, a number of wearers and experts have remarked.
Gymnast Jordyn Swenson told ABCLocal.com that she has begun wearing contact lenses as she has myopia and the products help her to focus on objects which are far away.
Meanwhile, teenager Lynda Hodge told the source that she has been wearing contacts since the age of ten and found that the move from glasses was worth it due to the aesthetic benefits.
Optometrist Mary Lou French said that contact lenses can provide academic as well as athletic benefits.
"A lot of parents have that misconception, 'oh they have to be a certain age', but studies show contact lenses are great for children's self-esteem and self-worth," she told the website.
Recently, Seattle Children's Hospital paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Francine Baran told King5.com that as an increasing number of children and teens are beginning to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, it is very important that they are aware of safety procedures when storing and handling the products.
by Adrian Galbreth