STARTING THE Conversation
Ask Yourself If You’re Ready
Most people can start wearing contact lenses in their early teens, but it’s more about how responsible you are. If you think you’d be good with cleaning your lenses, keeping a replacement schedule and remembering to take them out, then you may be ready.
Talk to Your Parents
It helps to start the discussion by thinking about how contact lenses can benefit your lifestyle. Will they help make it easier for you to play sport, concentrate in the classroom, or feel more confident?
Prepare for the Chat with Your Eye Care Professional
You may find it useful to prepare in advance any questions you may have about contact lenses, your vision, or wear and care. The Eye Care Professional will also have some questions for you.
REASONS TO GET Contact Lenses
Improved Sport Performance
65% of teenagers* said wearing contact lenses helps them perform better at sport. Contact lenses enable greater peripheral vision, so you can see more of the pitch, field or court.
Easy to Care For
73% of teenagers* said reactions to my “new look without glasses” was very positive. Contact lenses can help improve how you see and feel about yourself and how people see you.
CONTACT LENS CONCERNS
"Contact Lenses are hard to handle."
Putting them on is simple, it just takes some practice.
"I’ll feel them on my eyes."
You might notice them at first, but soon you’ll get used to them.
"I’m worried about irritating my eyes"
If your lenses are clean and you care for them correctly you should have nothing to worry about.
"Contact Lenses can be a hassle."
Taking care of them is all about creating a routine. Find out more.
"Contact Lenses are hard to remove."
As with most new habits, all it takes is practice and patience.
GET STARTED Contact Lenses
†Please note professional eye examination and fitting fees may apply. GCC residents 18 or over only. One trial per person. Eligibility subject to Eye Care Professional. Participating Eye Care Professionals only.
* Walline JJ, Jones LA, Rah MJ, et al; CLIP Study Group. Contact Lenses in Pediatric (CLIP) Study: Benefits of Contact Lens Wear for Children and Teens. Eye & Contact Lens 33(6): 317-321, 2007.