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Teens and contacts: What parents need to know

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Do you want contact lenses, but your parents need convincing? You're not alone.

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 In this case, they might have inaccurate and out-of-date ideas about contact lens wear and safety. Modern contact lenses are safer, more comfortable and easier to care for than ever before. Educate your parents about today's contacts, and they might want contacts for themselves and you!
  • Your parents currently wear contacts. If your parents currently wear contact lenses successfully, you're off to a good start. But they may wonder if contacts are suitable for someone your age.

All About Vision can help.

If your parents have additional questions, encourage them to visit our Contact Lenses section for more information.

And if your parents are willing to purchase contact lenses for you, wear your contacts responsibly and take care of your lenses as directed so you see as clearly and comfortably as possible and their investment isn't wasted.

Page updated January 2018

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