Women's Eye Health and Safety Month
Life is busy and sometimes that means putting your yearly eye exam on the back burner, especially in these difficult times. This is especially true for many women who multitask and take care of those around them. Health deficiencies and the effect of stress on hormones can lead to chronic health problems. When it comes to vision, women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind. More women than men have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. These numbers can continue to increase in the years to come. Let this month be a reminder for women to monitor vision and to contact your eye care professional if you notice significant changes in your vision.