Did you know that many vision concerns that damage eyesight affect more women than men? Of the world’s visually impaired, two-thirds are women. Women’s increased risk of vision impairment and blindness can be attributed to a longer average lifespan and a higher susceptibility to autoimmune disorders like lupus and MS, and other diseases that affect vision. Because of this, women have an increased risk of vision concerns like:
April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month—a month dedicated to informing women of the vision risks they may face, and to promote women’s vision care. Here are seven things you need to know about women’s eye health.
Vision-related concerns are increasing around the world at an alarming rate, with women affected at a higher rate than men—but you can take steps to protect your own vision. Regular eye exams, a healthy diet, getting enough exercise, and stepping out in a pair of flawless sunnies are just a few of the ways you can keep your eyes in top shape.