Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Contact Lenses Build Teen Self Esteem

Contact lenses build teen self esteem according to Birmingham Optometrist Dr. Catherine Murphy of Alabama Eye & Cataract Center. “The teen and tween years are really tough for some in kids with lots of challenges to their self image and self esteem,” commented Dr. Murphy. “Teens and tweens are often plagued by the “Trifecta of Awkwardness-braces, acnes and glasses,” she explained “The peer pressure and insecurity created by concerns about appearance at these ages can be just awful.”

Not being able to play sports or worrying about how they look can leave many teens feeling anxious, stressed out and unhappy. “I enjoy seeing children in this age group and fitting them with contact lenses because it becomes pretty apparent 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. Murphy.  

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 Alabama Eye & Cataract Center in Birmingham at 205-930-0930, visit Alabama Eye & Cataract Center or

Michelson Laser Vision and Alabama Eye & Cataract Center are leading eye care centers in Birmingham staffed by a team of specialists including eye doctors who are fellowship trained cornea specialists and cataract and lens implant specialists-all board certified Ophthalmologists & Corneal Specialists-as well as Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser eye surgery such as LASIK for laser vision correction, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and fitting of eyeglasses and eyewear.