April – Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Women often manage family health concerns. Do you know how to protect your sight? Hormonal changes, age and smoking can endanger sight. According to a recent study, more women than men have age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, the four leading eye diseases in the country. The causes are primarily due to longevity as well as hormonal factors. “The first thing every woman should do, especially those ages 40 and older, is get a dilated eye exam,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “Through early detection and treatment, vision loss can be lessened.”

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