Glasses or lenses for a teenager — which is more convenient?
Today, vision problems are observed in most people.
This problem especially affects children. According to world statistics, myopia, or as it is also called, myopia, occurs in 4% of preschoolers, and at the age of 11-13 years, 14% of children already complain of vision problems.
Myopia is a pathology of vision, the inability to concentrate and see objects in the distance. Nearby objects are clearly visible and the picture is clear. Children with myopia cannot describe how they see distant objects. According to them, the objects are blurry, without a clear outline, the picture floats.
Now, most clinics use computer diagnostics to check vision. It is also carried out in any optics salon, an ophthalmologist is engaged in the selection of glasses or lenses.
There are two options for vision correction for children: spectacle correction or the selection of contact lenses. Each option has its pros and cons, but before deciding which correction method to choose, the opinion of a teenager should also be taken into account. The choice should not negatively affect the child’s self-esteem.
Advantages and disadvantages of lenses
There is no specific age at which children are allowed to wear lenses. Soft daily contact lenses can be worn by children when the child can be responsible for wearing lenses and cleaning them. The most convenient one-day option. At night, the lenses are removed and thrown away. They do not require care.
Reusable lenses require special care: cleaning, disinfection, storage in a special solution.
You can also correct your vision with orthokeratology (so-called «night») lenses. These lenses are used only during sleep — after exposure to the lens, during the day the child’s vision becomes 100% or close to this value. This method slows down and in some cases stops the progression of myopia. These lenses are suitable for children from 6 years of age.
If the choice fell in favor of contact lenses, then it is worth considering the advantages and disadvantages of wearing.
Pros of lenses
· Ability to combine with an active lifestyle, which is especially important for children;
Effective vision correction for myopic;
· Easy to use;
Invisibility to others;
Atraumatic (impossibility to injure the eyes with glass in the case of glasses).
The disadvantages are:
specificity in care, dry eyes when worn for a long time, can not be worn with infectious diseases, price, purchase of only high-quality lenses.
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RELINS Classic solution is suitable for any type of soft contact lens, it can be used for highly sensitive eyes, it can also be used for storage and disinfection of orthokeratological lenses. The multi-stage moisturizing system of the RELINS solution creates a feeling of absence of lenses, which is achieved with the help of hyaluronic acid, which is part of the composition.
Advantages and disadvantages of glasses
Glasses are the most common method for correcting myopia. Glasses allow the child to see well, to live a full life.
Points benefits include:
· Easy to use and maintain;
A small number of contraindications;
Possibility to wear during the infectious period.
Of the minuses will be:
visibility for others, the difficulty of maintaining an active lifestyle, problems with selection with different indicators of vision near the eyes, difficulties in using in the autumn-winter period (rain, snow), lens fogging.
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The choice of correction method depends not only on parents, but also on children. Be sure to consult with your child before vision correction in order to come to a common decision.
Of course, glasses and lenses have their pros and cons, before choosing a particular option, you need to consult a specialist.