Navigation Links
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
Date:3/5/2009

Study finds they think they're better able to play sports, be accepted by peers

THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Compared to glasses, contact lenses improve how children feel about their appearance, their ability to play sports and their acceptance among friends, a study of 484 nearsighted children finds.

"Many studies have examined the effect of spectacle wear on self-perception and the perception of others, but the majority of this research has been conducted on adults," study leader Jeffrey J. Walline, from Ohio State University's College of Optometry, said in an American Academy of Optometry news release. "Research shows spectacles to be associated with poorer self-perception in adults if they were first worn during childhood."

The children in this study, aged 8 to 11, were randomly assigned to wear either glasses (237) or contact lenses (247) for three years. Over that time, the researchers checked for changes in the children's self-perception in areas such as social acceptance, academic competence, athletic competence, physical appearance and behavioral conduct.

By the end of the study, children with contact lenses had significantly higher scores of self-perceived physical appearance, athletic competence and social acceptance. Academic confidence was higher for contact lens wearers who initially disliked wearing glasses.

The study, published in the March issue of Optometry and Vision Science, received funding from Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc. and The Vision Care Institute, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson Co.

"Published studies have shown glasses to be associated with negative attributes in areas of self-perception and attractiveness, so it was not surprising that children's physical appearance self-perception benefits from contact lens wear," study co-author Mitchell J. Prinstein, director of clinical physiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said in
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Singapore Premier Women's Hospital Offers Contactless Surgery for Uterine Fibroids
2. Childrens Self-Perceptions Improve More With Contact Lenses vs. Glasses
3. Kids with contact lenses like their looks better than kids with glasses
4. Bausch & Lomb Survey Shows People with Astigmatism Unaware of Contact Lens Options
5. Sensiotec Announces FDA 510(k) Class II Clearance for the Worlds First UWB Healthcare Unbound, Wireless, Non-Contact, Vital Signs and Movement Monitor
6. Contact Lens Wearers Should Blink More Often During Winter - Tips from VisionDirect.com to Keep Eyes Moist During Dry Winter Months
7. AOA Doctors of Optometry Partner With FDA and Other Industry Leaders to Develop New Measures to Better Protect Contact Lens Wearers
8. PacketBase Increases Patient Satisfaction for Santa Cruz Medical Foundation with Avaya IP Communications & Contact Center Solutions
9. Climate Change May Boost Contact With Pollutants
10. Californian Files Contact Lens Solution False Advertising Class Action Against Advanced Medical Optics, Announces the Schmidt Firm, LLP
11. Unilens Vision Acquires Aero Contact Lens, Inc.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Contact Lenses Boost Kids' Self-Image
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 02, 2015 Ticket Down is ... the Hollywood Bowl . This popular site has reduced ... promo code JIMMY-BUFFETT-2015 for added savings. , Parrotheads in ... performer will be headlining at the Hollywood Bowl for ... be on Thursday, October 22nd and it will be ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Tyrone Christopher, Co-founder of ... medium for the model agency industry, have launched Softcandy.sexy, ... Mango, Passion Fruit, Pink Grapefruit, Pomegranate, and or Vanilla ... 1pm. , At a cost of alienating a few ... fire by announcing the brands commitment and support of ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... Alabama (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Robins ... - In conjunction with Women in Construction Week (March ... Construction, or NAWIC) and National Women’s History Month, Robins ... commitment positively affect the company and the construction industry ... management team, to the dozens of roles in between, ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... The Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange ... of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information ... Small Providers.” The white paper by WEDI’s ICD-10 Testing ... ICD-10 testing by focusing on primary considerations and steps ... the October 1, 2015 implementation date. Download the ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... This year, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual awareness ... people across the country to unite, raise awareness, ... their best lives. MS Awareness Week is a special week ... the Society’s vision of a world free of MS. ... the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Cheap Jimmy Buffett Tickets Hollywood Bowl: Ticket Down Slashes Prices on Jimmy Buffett Tickets at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 2Health News:Sex Sells! A Newly Minted Organic Bodycare Brand Courts Controversy at a Cost 2Health News:Robins & Morton Recognizes Women In Construction 2Health News:WEDI Releases New White Paper on ICD-10 Testing for Small Providers 2Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 2Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 3Health News:Every Connection Counts During MS Awareness Week 4
... Associates, LLC,announced today that it has issued an ... (UNI-ASX). The full 72-page,report can be found at ... Unilife Medical Solutions Limited ... medical devices to healthcare and,pharmaceutical markets. Specifically, the ...
... 7 Perrigo Company (Nasdaq:, PRGO ; TASE) ... Papa will,present at the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference ... Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. , ... healthcare supplier that develops,manufactures and distributes OTC and prescription ...
... ability to eliminate disease by 2010 , , WEDNESDAY, Jan. ... elimination of measles in Europe by 2010, as ... countries where outbreaks have occurred in recent years. ... measles cases reported on the continent during the years ...
... TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 7 The Florida Department ... helping hand to the 28,000,Floridians who smoke to ... available,from the Florida Quitline (1-877-U-CAN-NOW) in the form ... patches, gum and lozenges. An ad,campaign blanketing the ...
... KING OF PRUSSIA, PA, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - ... drug discovery and development solutions, today announced the ... Chief Financial Officer. , Mr. Howard has extensive ... pharmaceutical and contract research organization (CRO) industry sectors, ...
... Jan. 7 AGA Medical Corporation ("AGA,Medical") announced ... Ministry,of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for its ... transcatheter occlusion device used for the,non-surgical closure of ... heart defect that occurs when a blood vessel ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview(R) (EIO(R)) on Unilife Medical Solutions Limited 2Health News:Crystal Research Associates, LLC Issues Executive Informational Overview(R) (EIO(R)) on Unilife Medical Solutions Limited 3Health News:Europe Unlikely to Meet Measles Goals: Report 2Health News:State's 'Be Free' Anti-Tobacco Campaign Lends Smokers a Helping Hand 2Health News:MDS Pharma Services Names Rudy Howard Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:AGA Medical Receives Japanese Approval for AMPLATZER(R) Duct Occluder 2Health News:AGA Medical Receives Japanese Approval for AMPLATZER(R) Duct Occluder 3
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 2, 2015  CytomX, a biotechnology company ... today announced the creation of scientific and clinical ... in the fields of cancer immunotherapy and antibody ... boards will provide guidance to CytomX on the ... immunotherapies and Probody drug conjugates. The company identified ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2015  Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: GLMD ... development and commercialization of a once-daily, oral therapy for ... announced that Josh Blacher , Chief Financial Officer, ... ROTH conference in Laguna Niguel, California ... Pacific Standard Time. A live webcast of the presentation ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... , March 2, 2015  SI-BONE, Inc., a medical ... for certain disorders of the sacroiliac (SI) joint with ... more than15,000 iFuse procedures have now been performed world ... Adoption of the iFuse procedure continues to grow ... the procedure in the United States ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytomX Expands Scientific and Clinical Advisory Boards with Leading Experts in Cancer Immunotherapy and Antibody Drug Conjugates 2CytomX Expands Scientific and Clinical Advisory Boards with Leading Experts in Cancer Immunotherapy and Antibody Drug Conjugates 3Galmed Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 27th Annual ROTH Conference 2SI-BONE, Inc. Announces 15,000 iFuse Procedure Milestone 2SI-BONE, Inc. Announces 15,000 iFuse Procedure Milestone 3
... feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: , , , ... , , ... , , ... anniversary in 1865 of the nation,s worst maritime disaster.  Moving up the Mississippi River near ...
... HAYWARD, Calif. , April 26 Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... diseases associated with inflammation, today announced Paul F. Truex , Anthera,s ... Annual Health Care Conference in Boston, MA on Monday, ...   , , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 27 2Anthera Pharmaceuticals to Present at Deutsche Bank Securities' 35th Annual Health Care Conference 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
Medicine Products: