Teens may prefer to wear contact lenses over glasses for many reasons. Many teens are self-conscious, and may feel more attractive without glasses. Contact lenses may help them feel greater self-esteem and be more at ease around others. If they play sports, standard glasses are not recommended, thus requiring a pair of sports glasses, or contact lenses which is a popular alternative.
How old do you have to be to wear contact lenses?
While there is no age requirement for wearing contact lenses, we generally recommend parents wait until their child is between the ages of 11 and 14. The primarily concern regarding age is to make sure the child is old enough to responsibly take proper care of their contact lenses.