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Computer Vision Syndrome: Children and Teens
Computer vision syndrome (CVS) is defined as the complex of eye, vision and body problems associated with excessive computer use. Most parents are rightly concerned about the types of people or subject matter that their children and teenagers mi.... Read More

Dry Eye Symptoms: Causes and Treatments
As discussed in the Introduction article, there are three main areas that contribute to dry eye symptoms: Inadequate tear production Tears that evaporate too quickly from the ocular surfaces Imbalance between the three main components of normal .... Read More

Dry Eye Symptoms: Introduction
There are multiple causes behind the symptoms, so finding the specific cause and the best treatment is not as straightforward as it may seem. Also, the term “dry eyes” may actually be one symptom of other conditions, such as.... Read More

Dry Eye Symptoms: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) is the term used for a family of eyelid margin disorders that cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, itching or burning, dryness, crusty lid margins, grittiness, and even the eventual loss of eyelashes. MGD is.... Read More

What's Your Vision "Eye-Q?"
According to a survey done by the American Optometric Association, the first American Eye-Q ™ parents lack important knowledge about eye health and vision care for their children and themselves. Want to see how you do against the original part.... Read More


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Changes in the development of the eye mostly occur during childhood but the front of the eye might continue to grow well into a person s twenties. Vision needs will change until the eyes finally settle into their adult shape. Regular professional eye examinations are necessary to monitor changes in vision. Learn what to expect from an appointment with an eyecare practitioner.

In this section several articles are available to help you make the best decisions regarding eyewear and eye concerns relevant to teenagers.


Eyeglasses are one of the more traditional methods of correcting refractive errors.

New technologies in eyeglass and lens materials have transformed large cumbersome eyeglasses into modern thin lightweight and fashionable accessories.


Until about age twenty ultraviolet light is more damaging as it affects young eyes more so than older ones. Sunglasses are a convenient and fashionable way to protect your eyes.

Contact Lenses

Sometimes parents are reluctant to allow their children to wear contact lenses but perhaps the knowledge of modern technology will change their opinion.

Contacts offer wearers a wide range of benefits that simply are not available with glasses. It is no wonder then that over 70 million people across the globe choose to wear contacts over glasses.

Sports Eyewear

By virtue of being extremely active people under the age of twenty five have a high risk of receiving a sports related injury. In addition each sport imposes demands and challenges on its players such as peripheral vision eye/hand co-ordination glare wind and close encounters with moving objects. Many different types of protective eyewear are available for people active in various sports.