Near sighted (myopic) youngsters often go in for contact lenses mostly for aesthetic reasons. ‘Glasses aren’t cool. They make you look old.’ is the catchphrase which they believe in. So far so good… But don’t get carried away by this myth which is currently doing the rounds.
Contact lenses can prevent nearsightedness (myopia) from getting worse.
Wearing glasses makes you completely dependent on them and with your spectacle power increasing almost every year; you will have to keep changing for a stronger pair each time.
The truth according to this article:
There is no evidence that wearing contact lenses produces a permanent improvement in vision or prevents nearsightedness from getting worse.