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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Self Esteem, Contact Lenses & Teens

“Teens have a lot to deal with in terms of self esteem. The “Trifecta of Awkwardness-braces, acnes and glasses-can be a challenge that we can often favorably impact with contact lenses,” commented Joel Confino, M.D. of The Eye Care & Surgery Center in Westfield, Warren & Iselin, New Jersey.“Contact lenses can play an important role in helping adolescents-especially teenagers-with some difficult times for their self esteem and self image. I know all too well from my own kids, the peer pressure and insecurity created by concerns about appearance at these ages,” Dr. Confino stated. 

Not being able to play sports or worrying about how they look can leave many teens feeling anxious, stressed out and unhappy. “We love fitting patients in this age group with contact lenses because we routinely see that teens who wear contact lenses benefit beyond simply correcting their vision. They typically improve in how they feel about their physical appearance, their acceptance among friends and of course their ability to play sports,” further explained Dr. Confino.

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about contact lenses or schedule an appointment for a contact lens fitting please call The Eye Care & Surgery Center at 908-789-8999, visit The Eye Care & Surgery Center or facebook.com/eyecareandsurgerycenter.

With locations at 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, 10 Mountain Boulevard, Warren, New Jersey 07059 and 517 Route One South, Suite 1100, Iselin, New Jersey 08830, The Eye Care & Surgery Center is a leading NJ eye care practice serving central and northern New Jersey.