Wearing contact lenses
Can I wear contact lenses?
Most likely, yes. Contact lenses are available to correct most eye conditions, including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia.
How many people wear contact lenses in the United States?
An estimated 45 million Americans wear contact lenses, according to data published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This include 3.6 million adolescents, 7.5 million young adults, and 33.9 million adults. In fact, one in six adults in the U.S. wear contact lenses.
Should children wear contact lenses?
Studies have found children as young as eight can adapt to and care for contacts. The best way to determine if contact lenses are safe for your child is to evaluate how willing he or she is to wearing and taking care of them.
Should I wear contacts when playing sports?
Contact lenses are the best vision correction option for athletes. Unlike glasses, contacts stay in place, provide a wider field of vision, and eliminate the risk of glasses-related injuries.