Ortho k could be the answer for parents concerned about day wear lenses | 26.08.2009
Many parents are not considering contact lenses for their children
That is the finding of a survey by Fairfield Research conducted among members of the Good Housekeeping Reader Advisory Panel on behalf of Acuvue, which has found that many parents know their child wants to wear contacts, but stops them.
Around 50 per cent of parents claimed their child would rather wear contacts than glasses, but 40 per cent of those claimed they were not comfortable with contact lenses.
Dr Mary Lou French, commenting on the issue, said: "The growing body of research in children
's vision correction continues to demonstrate that contact lenses provide collateral benefits to children
beyond simply correcting their vision.
"Research shows that for girls, in particular, a switch from glasses to contact lenses, may result in improvement in self-perception."
Three quarters of parents admitted that they would rather their child wore contact lenses for playing sports.
For any parents reluctant to let their children wear contact lenses
could be the answer.
By Steve Leng
Worn at night, ortho k lenses help to reshape the cornea while the wearer is asleep, leading to better natural vision
the next day.
The effects of the ortho k lenses last for the rest of the day, meaning that a child can play sports and be care-free without worrying about any other visual aids. Ortho k
is not just for kids either, anyone that is shortsighted could benefit from wearing them and they are a great alternative to invasive laser eye surgery
that may end up reversing after a certain amount of time anyway.
If you are worried about your kids wearing lenses during the day, why not consider the alternative offered by orthokeratology
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