Eyewear and Eye Care for Teens
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[For information about eyewear and eye care for pre-teens and younger children, please visit our Children's Vision section.]
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.
Teens & Contacts: What Parents Need To Know - Sponsored Section
Are you getting ready to ask your parents for contact lenses? This helpful guide will answer all their questions.
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.
Until you reach your 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.
Protective sports eyewear can help you excel in your sport and avoid sports-related eye injuries. Learn about the best eyewear for specific sports.
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.
[Page updated January 2013]