|Teens: Your Teens And Their Eyes|
|Vision and Eye Health Info for Teens
Did you know that certain contacts may slow down nearsightedness in teens? Really. Plus, find out which type of contact lenses would suit you best, whether you have astigmatism, participate in sports, or have a busy schedule.
If they're ugly, you conveniently forget to wear them. You know it would be better to get some great-looking frames, but maybe you don't know where to start. We have tips to help you find frames that will make you look and feel your best. Click on photo to see close-ups and style names.
Until you reach your early 20s, your eyes let in way more damaging light than older eyes. Ultraviolet light is the main culprit; the primary sources are the sun, reflected sunlight (especially from water, sand and snow) and tanning lamps.
Some eye specialists are also concerned about blue light, another part of sunlight. Find out which kinds of sunglasses are most effective.
No one is at more risk of a sports-related eye injury than people under age 25. This group accounts for over 70% of those injuries. Lots of different gear is available, like face masks and goggles. Plus, protective gear really protects you; it's amazingly effective. See what's the best thing to wear for your sport.
Good Nutrition for Your Eyes
What's the scoop on carrots? Is it just an old wives' tale that they're good for your eyes? Unfortunately, no, but lots of other foods are great for your eyes as well and many of them are much yummier than carrots.