Why Contacts Are Important For Teens Who Play Sports
A recent CooperVision survey of children and youth ages 8 to 18 revealed that the most important reason for getting contact lenses wasn’t to look better, or even see better – it’s because they became active in sports.*
More and more teens are wearing contact lenses every year. If you have a child who wears corrective eyewear and is active in sports, you can probably understand why. Contact lenses are shatter-proof, they don’t get fogged up and they provide full peripheral vision.
If you're considering prescription contact lenses for your teen, consider that CooperVision is the contact lens of choice for thousands of leading eye care professionals nationwide. In fact, the trust they and their patients have placed in us has helped CooperVision become America’s second-largest manufacturer of prescription contact lenses.
CooperVision is committed to providing everyone who wears our prescription contact lenses with a wearing experience that will let you enjoy the best in vision, health and a truly remarkable level of comfort that lasts all day long.
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CONTACT CARE MADE EASY
Taking care of contacts can be easy when you follow some important steps to ensure proper eye health and lens care. To help your teen understand the basics, download the Rookie Playbook. You may also want to watch this short video on how to wear and care for contact lenses.
There is no set age to start wearing contacts. Many eye care practitioners begin to encourage contact lens wear at age 11 to 14. The biggest issue is how responsible your child is. Do they have a mobile phone, laptop computer or access to the Internet? If they are good at managing these, they are likely to be responsible with their contact lenses. Do they drive? Do they turn out for sports or practice a musical instrument regularly and on their own initiative?
We’ve found that teens who conduct themselves responsibly in these areas are good candidates for contact lenses.
Sometimes parents let their teen wear contact lenses for a trial period, so they can prove they are ready for the responsibility. If it doesn’t work out, your teen can always go back to wearing glasses and try contact lenses again later on. Occasional wear is also an option; Proclear® 1 Day contact lenses are well suited to this.
Like eyeglasses, the cost of contact lenses varies widely, depending on the brand, the prescription and how often the lenses are replaced. You can always call your eye care practitioner and ask for a price range. Daily disposable contacts don’t require cleaning supplies or containers and usually cost about $1 per day, making them affordable for most people.
Rebates and special offers will help make your teen’s CooperVision contacts even more affordable. Two ways to save: Find an eye doctor and try a free trial pair of contact lenses, then save on your teen’s purchase and fitting fee (specific products applicable).
“Known as Dr. Jock to some of my patients, I have evaluated and trained the vision skills of players from 11 Major League Baseball clubs, the men and women’s professional golf and tennis tours and several professional football, basketball and hockey teams. Throughout my 37-year career, I have seen how athletes can benefit from contact lenses. This rings true for teens who can benefit from the confidence in knowing they can use all their skills on the field without any obstructions”.
– Dr. Donald Teig