Whether you’re hanging out with friends at Kelowna’s Poplar Point Beach or enjoying some laughs at the Okanagan Comedy Festival in late August, being able to see clearly is just as important for teens as it is for adults. But teens have unique needs and preferences that can make it tough to decide between traditional glasses or prescription contact lenses. Here are a few things to consider when helping your teen choose the best prescription eyewear to suit their lifestyle.

Sports Activities

Is your teen active in sports or other fitness activities? Wearing glasses while you play sports (unless you’re wearing sport glasses) can be frustrating. Sweat and quick movements can cause glasses to shift—leading less than optimal vision and distractions during gameplay. Depending on the sport, glasses can also be dangerous. Getting hit by a ball or being tackled to the ground can cause your glasses to break or pieces of the frame or lenses to damage your eyes. Teens who play sports find prescription sports frames or contact lenses give them the clear vision they need while allowing them to participate safely.

Natural Look

High school can be challenging for any Kelowna teen. During these adolescent years, kids tend to focus on how they look and how they are perceived by others. Why wear glasses? They can be fashionable and enhance your features—but they aren’t for everyone. For teens looking for a way to keep their look natural, prescription contact lenses are a perfect fit. Contact lenses are thin and comfortable and don’t draw attention to the eyes or face—most people won’t even notice!

Fashion Sunglasses

From trendy aviator sunglasses to oversized fashion frames, wearing different styles of sunglasses is a fun way for teens to express themselves. Not only do they make a fashion statement, but they also protect their eyes from harmful UV rays. Prescription sunglasses are a great option if they have a favourite style—but contact lenses allow them to wear a variety of non-prescription sunglasses to match their taste and mood.
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Book Your Contact Lens Consultation Today!

The team here at Dr. Specs Optical can help you choose from our great selection of prescription contact lenses, glasses, and sunglasses. Help your teen see clearly during summer activities—and any time of year! Contact us today to book an eye examination or contact lens fitting.