What Your Parents Need to Know
About Contact Lenses
Download and print a PDF of "Teens and Contacts: What Parents Need To Know." (Requires Adobe Reader.)
Do you want contact lenses, but your parents need convincing?
You're not alone. And AllAboutVision.com can help.
Your parents need good information before they say "yes," and you're probably in one of these situations:
- Your parents never wore contacts and therefore know nothing about them. They're going to have questions about things like cost and safety.
- Your parents used to wear contacts, but don't anymore. In this case, they might have some very out-of-date ideas. Contact lenses used to be less comfortable and much harder to take care of. Educate your parents about today's contacts, and they might want contacts for themselves and you!
- Your parents wear contacts now. This gives you a great head start, but they might still wonder if contacts are OK for a younger person.
Start by reading Teens and Contacts: What Parents Need To Know. Then share it with your parents. There's even a printable version (PDF) to make it easy to share it with them.
If your parents have additional questions, more information is available in the section on this website about contact lenses.
[Page updated January 2016]