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When Can Teens Begin Wearing Contact Lenses?

Many teenagers who need vision correction express an interest in wearing contact lenses instead of glasses. As a parent, you should be prepared to discuss the option with your child to ensure their eyes’ long-term safety.

Responsibility

There’s no such thing as the ideal age to start wearing contact lenses. If your teen can commit to following their eye doctor’s instructions, they’re likely ready to take on the responsibility of wearing contacts. Discuss with them what can happen if they don’t properly care for their lenses.

Motivation

Make sure that your teen has the right motivation to wear contacts. Teenagers are known for bending to peer pressure, so discuss whether they truly want contacts or are simply being influenced by friends who wear contacts.

Confidence

Most teens are self-conscious about their appearance. Some refuse to wear their glasses in social situations.

Contact lenses can help teenagers feel more confident about their looks. It also allows them to wear any type of non-prescription sunglasses.

Safety

In some situations, contact lenses may be a safer option for teenagers. In school and while participating in sports, contact lenses are less likely to be lost or damaged. Wearing polycarbonate safety goggles over contact lenses is also far easier and more comfortable than wearing them over glasses if a sport requires them. In addition, unlike glasses, contact lenses do not fog up or distort vision.

Contact lenses are a natural choice for many teens, whether they’re hanging out with friends or scoring goals. Contact Cove Eyecare in Copperas Cove to determine whether contact lenses are a good choice for your teen.
At Cove Eyecare, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 254-549-1142 or book an appointment online to see one of our Copperas Cove eye doctors.

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Q&A

What if my teens’ prescription changes?

Teens’ vision, like that of adults, changes over time. Regular eye exams will ensure that your teen’s prescription remains up to date. You’ll be able to order new contact lenses just like you would if they were wearing glasses.

Are contact lenses more expensive than glasses?

Contact lenses are often less expensive than glasses, depending on the type of lenses. When comparing the expenses of each option, eyeglasses are more expensive at first, but individuals who wear monthly contacts need to purchase a cleaning solution. In contrast, daily disposable lenses don’t need to be cleaned since they’re discarded after every use.

Benefits of Transition Lenses

Transition eyeglass lenses are sometimes called photochromic lenses. Through the years, transition eyeglass lenses have continuously improved the way they transition between UV light and indoor lighting. People who wear them love needing only one pair of glasses that adapt to their environment.

Protect your eyes

Transition lenses adapt and darken when exposed to harmful UV sunlight. These UV rays can eventually damage your eyes, putting them at risk for macular degeneration or cataracts. Transition lenses can help protect your eyes from the sun’s rays.

Gain more versatility out of one pair of glasses

Instead of constantly having to switch between prescription glasses and sunglasses, transition lenses allow you to use the same pair whether you are outdoors or indoors. It doesn’t get any more convenient than this.

Get clearer vision by preventing eye strain and reducing glare

By blocking UV rays and cutting glare caused by stepping out into the sunshine, transition lenses help prevent eye strain. Transition lenses can help keep your eyes comfortable and prevent headaches and other symptoms of eye strain.

Transition lenses benefit everyone who purchases them. If you are interested in protecting your eyes and getting the most out of your glasses, contact Cove Eyecare in Copperas Cove today!

At Cove Eyecare, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 254-549-1142 or book an appointment online to see one of our Copperas Cove eye doctors.

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Stop squinting – Contact Lens Sunglasses Exist!

Sunglasses have always been your go-to for shading your eyes to stop squinting in the sun, but they’re not always the most convenient accessory. They fog up and slip down your nose when you work up a sweat, and need to be wiped off when you’re hit by water spray at the beach. But what’s the alternative? Is there another way to protect your eyes from UV rays and soothe your vision from the blinding Copperas Cove light?

Our Cove Eyecare eye doctors are pleased to offer a revolutionary solution – the new ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ contact lenses. These contact lenses that can act like sunglasses were given FDA approval in April 2018. And they were also awarded to be one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2018.

Now that we’ve caught your eye with this hot new tech, read on for more info about Acuvue’s contact lenses sunglasses from your favorite Copperas Cove, Texas optometrists’ office.

Smart & Dynamic Contact Lenses

ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ are the first contacts to be developed that “read” the light conditions in your environment and adapt to enhance your vision. These lenses use photochromic technology that was designed in partnership with Transitions™, the leading manufacturer of photochromic eyeglasses lenses. The contacts incorporate a special additive that darkens automatically when exposed to light.

When exposed to outdoor UV and/or blue light from digital devices, these contacts react quickly. And because they respond “intelligently” to changing light conditions outdoors, the lenses do not typically remain in the darkest state the whole time you’re outside. So when you’re on an open stretch of beach, they’re not the same as when you’re standing under the shade of a wide awning. The effects on the appearance of your eyes is minimal, and when you come indoors, they fade back to clear within 60 seconds.

Sharper, Safer Vision – All Day Long

Surveys estimate that 94% of all consumers compensate for bright light conditions by squinting, dimming indoor lights, reducing screen brightness, or shading their eyes. ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology™ filter indoor and outdoor light, including blue light rays that threaten your eye health. At night, these contact lenses sunglasses are also useful, as they reduce haloes and starburst. Your vision will improve during all hours of the day.

See the Benefits of Contact Lenses Sunglasses

  • Experience the comfort and convenience of going frame-free – while still safeguarding your vision
  • Highest level of UV protection in a contact lens
  • When you go into a darker environment, these contacts help your vision recover from bright light up to 5 seconds faster than normal
  • Ultimate gain, with only a minimal change to the appearance of your eyes and face
  • Crisp nighttime vision, with no disturbing haloes or starbursts
  • Soothing vision all day long, without bothersome glare

Visit our Copperas Cove, Texas, eye doctor to try ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™

We’re thrilled to offer these breakthrough contacts at Cove Eyecare! Our eye doctors would like to point out that while these contact lenses sunglasses are truly remarkable, we don’t recommend that you use them to replace your sunglasses all of the time.

While they offer exceptional UV protection to the areas they cover, contact lenses still leave other parts of your eyes and the surrounding ocular tissue naked to UV light. Sunglasses cover a wider area and therefore give additional protection. In addition, car windshields block close to 100% of UV light, so your ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ won’t darken when you’re behind the wheel. To solve that problem, they can easily be worn under non-prescription sunglasses. So when you visit Cove Eyecare for your contact lenses fitting, check out our nonprescription sunglasses collection too!


At Cove Eyecare, we put your family’s needs first. Talk to us about how we can help you maintain healthy vision. Call us today: 254-549-1142 or book an appointment online to see one of our Copperas Cove eye doctors.

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