Teen Eyes

Eye Development

Teenager Eyes

What vision changes do teenagers experience?

Your vision may change frequently during the school years. The most common problems are due to the development and progression of shortsightedness (myopia). In addition, the existence of eye focusing and/or eye coordination problems can affect school performance in the classroom or during after-school sports and activities.

The best way to protect your vision is with regular professional eye examinations. You may be at higher risk for eye problems if there is a family history of eye disease, diabetes, high blood pressure or poor vision. In between examinations, if you notice a change in your vision or your eye is injured in any way, ask your parents to contact your optometrist.

The best way to keep your eyes healthy is to get plenty of rest, eat foods rich in antioxidants, take special care when applying make-up and hair spray, and – most of all – wash your hands often to help keep your eyes free of germs and bacteria that cause eye infections.