Kaylyn Kyle, a famous female footballer, has revealed how much contact lenses helped her to develop her skills and start a professional career.
The Olympic Games medallist, in collaboration with Dr Dana Blakolmer and Bausch and Lomb, has developed Focus on Performance Training Guide, which includes a great deal of advice on what to do to help children train football.
Kyle started to wear glasses when she was five; a year later, she started playing football, so she knows exactly how many problems glasses can cause on the pitch. As a girl, she was scared that she would be hit on the face with the ball or that her glasses would fall off and break.
Finally, she decided to play without them, but that resulted in headaches. Contact lenses turned out to be a perfect solution. She could focus on playing as well as possible.
According to Dr Blakolmer, children can be fitted with contact lenses at a very young age. The only rule that parents and eye care practitioners need to follow is that a child simply has to be mature enough to take care of his or her lenses and follow lens wear instructions.