Teens and Contact Lenses

Posted by CooperVision on Monday, March 19, 2012

Teens may not want to wear glasses for different reasons. Teens may feel self conscious about wearing eyeglasses because their glasses will be the first thing that their peers notice. Also, it is more challenging to play sports while wearing eyeglasses. As a result, teens may want consider contact lenses as an alternative to glasses.

Here are some commonly asked questions about contact lenses that teens will want to know the answer to:

  • How Old Do You Have To Be To Wear Contacts?
  • There are no age limitations on when someone can wear contact lenses. Parents often worry about whether their teens can properly wear and care for their contact lenses. However, this is something that parents can discuss with their teen and an eye care professional.
  • Is It Hard To Care For Lenses?
  • Taking care of contact lenses is getting easier and easier. Most contact lens users just use a clean case and a bottle of multipurpose solution to care and store for their lenses. Even better, daily disposable lenses like CooperVision’s Proclear 1 Day take the hassle of cleaning out of the equation. All wearers have to do is just remove the lenses and throw them out at the end of the day. How easy is that?
  • Aren’t Contact Lenses Expensive?
  • Prices will vary with different contact lenses, but for a frame of reference, daily disposable lenses typically cost around $1 a day which is affordable for most patients.
  • Do I Need A Prescription?
  • Yes, contact lenses are a medical device. You will need a prescription dispensed by an eye care professional in order to get contact lenses. This is because the contact lens must be fitted properly to the eye by an eye care professional even if there is no vision correction needed.
  • How Do I Know Which Contact Lens Is Best?
  • That is something patients can discuss with their doctors. Patients can learn more about what contact lens is right for them using this Find A Lens Quiz .

Life is a Contact Sport, Gear Up!

Posted by CooperVision on Thursday, April 15, 2010

CooperVision’s Contact Sports program kicks off today with the launch of a dedicated teen website – www.mycontactsports.com. Teens are all about choice and independence. We want to provide them with the opportunity to perform at their best during sports and extracurricular activities – when sometimes wearing glasses can get in the way of success.

What Contact Sports is All About:
• Dedicated Teen Website – www.mycontactsports.com
• Gear Up Grants – CooperVision is giving away ten $2,500 grants to teens across the country for new gear (sports equipment, performance gear). Check out www.mycontactsports.com for details and how to enter!
• Teen Spokespeople – Heather O’Reilly (professional soccer player) and Daniel Dhers (professional BMX bike rider) are on board to help us spread the word about contact lenses and sports.
• Partnerships with WePlay.com and the National High School Coaches Association will help us spread the word about Gear Up Grants.
• Social Media – engaging teens in the world they live in. Check out what CooperVision is doing in social media: www.facebook.com/CooperVisionECP (for Eye Care Professionals) and www.facebook.com/CooperVision (for Patients)

Practitioners, check out the site for marketing support to help you launch this program in your office, including a patient email template, press release template for fitting guide event, local media outreach kit, and much more.

Parents, check out the Info for Parents section of the teen website for information about CooperVision, contact lens rebates and offers, and tips to share with your teen when discussing contact lenses.

Life is a contact sport, Gear Up!

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