Teens are still developing so it’s very important that they receive the proper eye care to ensure the best possible vision heading into adulthood. Unfortunately, many don’t. The behavioural problems experienced by “troubled” teens may even be due to undiagnosed vision issues that aren’t caught in a simple vision test at school. Teens should have proper vision testing to catch potential issues that, without attention, will only get worse as they get older. As well as making sure that they have a balanced diet and are getting exercise, encourage your teens to wear sunglasses with UV protection and to protect their eyes when playing sports or using tools and equipment.
Dr. Andrew Aiken, Clarity Vision Centre, ClarityVision.ca