Eye Care for Teenagers

November 2, 2018 By 0 Comments

As children enter into their teen years, there are a few things to keep an eye on in order to ensure maximum health for their eyes and vision.

First, by now many children will have shown the need for eyeglasses and may already have been wearing them for quite some time. To be sure, all teenagers should receive a professional eye exam once a year. This is very important as eyesight during these years is always changing.

The second thing to consider is that many teenagers are eager to try wearing contact lenses for the first time. This is a very important decision that can bring many benefits but also a great potential risk to the teenager’s eye health. Always consult with a licensed optometrist to assess whether it is safe to wear contact lenses and which types might be ideal. At Stack Optical we have been fitting contact lenses on teenagers for many years and we have the experience to help you make this important decision.

Lastly, be sure to talk to your teenager about protecting their eye from injury. Sports like tennis, baseball, softball, and others all carry a risk so be sure to talk to us about different eye protection options – we have a large assortment of glasses and sunglasses that can protect their vulnerable eyes from impact, UV damage, and more.