Looking to get contact lenses? This is the place to start. Check out what to expect, learn a few facts, see how to tell your parents you’re ready, and more.




As a teen, your parents will most likely have something to say when you ask to get contacts. Here are some responses you can use to help win them over.

  • You can say:
    Lots of teens wear contact lenses. Studies have shown the average age kids first get contacts is 13. And most eye doctors say you get great results when it comes to kids and contact lenses.

  • You can say:
    Point out how responsible you are in other areas of your life. If you keep your grades up, do your homework, help out around the house and take good care of yourself, you’re probably ready for contact lenses.

  • You can say:
    Looking your best helps you feel more confident. Even parents think so. A recent study showed that 80 percent of parents thought that contact lenses made their teen feel better and more confident.†
    †Contact Lenses in Pediatrics (CLIP) Study, 2007.

  • You can say:
    For most people, contacts cost about as much as a pack of gum a day—around $300 a year, often less. And if I lose a lens, replacing it is way cheaper than getting a new pair of glasses. Plus, ACUVUE® Brand offers Free* Trial Lenses and a Money Back Guarantee.

  • You can say:
    Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses. If you follow your eye doctor’s instructions on how to clean and when to replace contacts, you can wear lenses safely and comfortably.

  • You can say:
    Actually, contact lenses correct the same vision problems that glasses do. Plus, you get awesome peripheral (side) vision that glasses can’t give you. And you don't have to worry about them fogging up, falling off or breaking.

  • You can say:
    Contact lens technology has changed a lot, even from a few years ago, making them more comfortable than ever. In fact, they’ve become so comfortable that most wearers like them better than their glasses.




said wearing contacts helps them perform better at sports.



said they find it easy to clean and care for contact lenses.



said reactions to my "new look without glasses" was very positive.

Tell your parents, “I want contacts.”
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How do I get started?

We make getting contact lenses a snap. Here are a few simple steps to get you on your way.


Get Free* Trial Lenses

Try any ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses before you buy them.

*Exam and fitting fees not included.


Find an eye doctor

Locate one that carries ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses.


Prepare for your appointment

Find out what to expect, ask, and bring with you.

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Know the importance of proper contact use

Know the importance of proper contact use

Special effect contacts, non-prescription lenses or even the misuse of your own contacts can damage your eyes.

Get tips for safe, everyday contact use and schedule an eye exam today.

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