Why don't some parents let their kids get Contact Lenses?

By this I mean prescription, not different color. I don't see what is wrong with it if the kid is 10-12. As long as they can take it in and out there is no problem. Do some people think it is a vanity thing? Contacts are so much better because they can't break, smudge, bend or fog. They are not really... show more By this I mean prescription, not different color. I don't see what is wrong with it if the kid is 10-12. As long as they can take it in and out there is no problem.

Do some people think it is a vanity thing? Contacts are so much better because they can't break, smudge, bend or fog. They are not really that expensive either, if you figure each pair lasts a month or more.

What is the deal?
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