Active teens may spend a lot of time outdoors. Their eyes are particularly sensitive to the damaging rays present in daylight. Exposure to UV and blue light can make their eyes red and irritated.
Typical teenage lifestyles present risks to
the eyes and vision.
Here are some common issues and
signs to be aware of.
Problems In Teens
Eyesight issues in teens have been linked to poor academic performance, behavioural issues and anxiety. Vision problems should never be left uncorrected, even if fashion-conscious teens are reluctant to wear glasses. Learn more about vision problems that teens may experience below.
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Eat well and get enough sleep
Teens with busy lives may not routinely eat and sleep properly. But a balanced diet and plenty of rest is important to good eye health.
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Seeing in the dark
Carrots "can" help you see in the dark.
Your eyes contain a pigment called rhodopsin which operates in low-light conditions. For your body to synthesise rhodeopsin, vitamin A is required. People with vitamin A deficiency may have trouble seeing in dim light because rhodepsin isn't being produced effectively. Therefore eating vegetables high in vitamin A – such as carrots – can help.