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How can contact lenses help boost my child's confidence?

Data from a three-year multisite study that assessed the effects of glasses and contact lenses on the self-perception of nearsighted children support earlier findings on improved self-confidence in children who wear contact lenses. The study found that contact lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics.

Contacts can even help to improve academic confidence, especially among children who are unhappy with their glasses and may not regularly wear them at school or to study. In particular, girls show an improved sense of self-confidence and self-worth when they wear contacts instead of glasses.

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