April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month
Observed in April and sponsored by Prevent Blindness, Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month is designed to educate women about what they can do to help stop vision loss.
Women tend to put the health of others first before themselves, however, their health should be a priority, especially as it relates to vision. Studies show…
- More women then men have cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration
- Women have a higher prevalence of dry eye than men
- Women are at higher risk for eye disease than men
- Hormone changes from pregnancy, perimenopause or menopause, may affect women’s vision.
Some tips for women to follow to protect their vision, include:
- Stop smoking
- Wear sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat
- Avoid sharing eye cosmetics
- Advise your eye doctor if you are pregnant
- If you notice any changes in your vision, contact your eye doctor immediately
- Schedule a regular comprehensive dilated eye exam
We look forward to seeing you soon.