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Young People and Contact Lenses

For many young people, contact lenses are a popular and attractive alternative to wearing spectacles. Some people like to wear contact lenses for sports or particular hobbies they may have, while some like to wear them throughout the day rather than having to wear glasses.

What is important to remember about contact lenses is that becoming a contact lens wearer brings a great deal of responsibility. In order to safely wear lenses, you have to maintain a great commitment to the hygiene and care of your eyes as well as that of the lenses.

It is also extremely important that the instructions and advice given to you by your optician are followed. Contact lenses should only ever be worn as often and for as long as your optician advises you it is safe to do so. Over-wearing your contact lenses can be problematic and can also affect your ability to wear them in the long term.

There are many different types of contact lenses, and if the optician decides you are a suitable candidate to wear lenses, you will be prescribed a lens type that fits you and your lifestyle best. It is imperative that you follow any advice you are given with regards to the lenses, the cleaning regime, and the regularity with which you are able to wear them.

If you are a young person, or are the parent of a young person who is interested in contact lenses, please arrange a consultation with our optician who will use the appointment to evaluate your suitability for contact lenses and assess your options. Contact us today via our website or directly by telephone at the practice.

Posted on 23rd August 2013 under Uncategorized.

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