Good Bye Glasses; Hello Bausch + Lomb Contacts

As a mom of a 14 year old I have already had the opportunity to talk with Q (my son) about drugs, alcohol and smoking. Since these topics are very important I try to refresh Q’s memory frequently as he ventures into high school. Aside from the “big talk” it’s also important to keep up with the “daily talk” such as acne care, personal hygiene and transitioning from glasses to contact lenses.

Q began wearing glasses in Kindergarten and has hated them since the 1st day he wore them. For years he has asked to make the switch to contact lenses, but I have been reluctant. Contacts are a big responsibility and I was not sure he was ready to make the switch. In the mean time I have worked with him on other areas to help boost his self confidence. From new hair styles, to skin care and everything in between.

A few months ago we had an exam with the Optometrist and she spoke to him about switching to contacts. We decided it was time he would give contacts a try. We have decided to try the Bausch + Lomb SofLens. After he has a chance to wear them and get used to taking care of his eyes during this transition, I’ll update you with his progress.

Physical appearances become increasingly important as kids begin to encounter issues with self-esteem tied to their outward appearance. While mom may be reluctant to allow a child to transition to the use of makeup or even contact lenses, a recent academic study revealed that 68 percent of tweens (ages 10-12) and 65 percent of teens reported improved levels of performance in all activities after wearing contact lenses. Medical experts also agree that they have seen a positive change in the overall health and performance of teens after wearing contacts versus glasses.

Back-to-school is when many kids begin to think about improved skin care routines, contact lenses or are beginning to use makeup. “We encourage mom to use the opportunity tied to back-to-school physicals to engage her pediatrician or eye care professional in helping her to have the conversations on the more basic subjects of skincare and eye care so that she feels well-armed when negotiating with her teen or tween,” said DeBroff.”

Bausch + Lomb is encouraging parents to make an appointment with their child’s eye care provider by offering a free trial of SofLens® daily disposable lenses. Visit www.soflens.com for a free trial offer. Additionally, kids can enter the “Daily Score” sweepstakes for the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship.

I wrote this review while participating in a Test Drive by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Bausch + Lomb and received Soflens daily disposables to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

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