Summer break means vacation, picnics, BBQs and sleeping in. It’s also a great time to catch up on those all-important physicals and eye-exams. And if your child is looking to transition from glasses to contact lenses – summer is the perfect time to try it out before school starts again.

Did you know that teens and tweens with a need for vision correction may ultimately perform better in the classroom, on stage, or the athletic field by making a small change and replacing their glasses with contact lenses?  Daily disposable contact lenses are ideal for teens and tweens because they offer the best of both worlds:

  • They are convenient because no lens cleaning is required.
  • They are healthy because there is no day-to-day accumulation of lens deposits.
  • (They are also very affordable. You can get Bausch & Lomb SofLens® daily disposables from  at less than $1.00 a day).

Your child’s eye development continues throughout childhood. Did you know that one in every four teenage students needs vision correction? The single best way to protect your child’s vision is through regular, professional eye examinations. This is important, as poor eyesight can affect everything from learning ability and athletic performance to self-esteem. And untreated eye conditions can worsen, leading to more serious problems.

Thinking about trying out disposable contacts? Is your teen worried about putting them on and taking them off? Watch this fun video with your teen, and show them how quick and simple it is to wear and take care of their lenses.

Bausch & Lomb video

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Tell us in the comments below how you are getting your kids ready for back-to-school and if you’re planning on a summer eye exam! We’ll choose a comment at random to receive a $100 Amazon.com gift card. (See official rules.)