Eye Care & Protection

Eye Care & Protection

Teenagers may think that they are invincible, but what they may not think about is that the choices they make now can affect their health later in life.

Parents and other adult role models can help teenagers understand the importance of protecting their health – specifically their eye health – and assist them in developing and continuing healthy habits that they will use throughout their adult lives.

Sun exposure, sports and workplace eye injuries and digital eye strain are some of the leading threats to teens’ healthy vision. Through education, we can help teens reduce those threats to one of their most important senses and protect their eyes and healthy vision. 

It is also important to help teens understand how healthy lifestyle choices can impact their vision. According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Eye Institute, avoiding tobacco, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet all can have lifelong, positive impacts on vision health.