Eye care of the teenagers (12 to 17 years)
Do you know that younger teens in particular may not realise that their vision isn’t normal? It is therefore necessary to regularly diagnose possible visual problems. The earlier the diagnosis, the earlier it will be treated thus leading to lesser impact and consequences.
Having a good eyesight is essential for learning – it is important to take care of one of the most fragile and precious senses, especially during adolescence as some eye conditions can develop. The eye reaches its maximum potential between 10 and 15 years and after this period, the eyesight slowly begins to change and may gradually worsen.
Common eye problems
Some symptoms, among others, can suggest eyesight issues such as myopia , hyperopia, or astigmatism.
Other signs related to the lifestyle of teenagers and students are also to be considered, as they spend a lot of time in front of their screens:
Whether you benefit from a good vision condition or not, consider protecting your eyes in all circumstances since they are exposed to many threats, including:
Like every organ in your body, your eyes need to rest regularly to stay on top of their performance. So make sure to take breaks to relieve them! Make sure your visual acuity is good. Take the lead, as prolonged use of screen may reveal a need for correction past until then unnoticed. Two essential habits that will preserve your eyes: