Women’s Eye Health and Vision
A woman’s eye health needs are different then a man. As women, you need to be aware of the conditions that can affect you. The first steps are to make sure you have the proper medical advice and diagnosis, then, to help yourself further, also check into alternative ways to improve your condition. Did you know that:
- 2/3 of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women
- 3/4 of visual impairment is estimated to be preventable or correctable
- 1/3 of are-related macular degeneration and cataracts may be due to smoking
- 4/5 of blindness and visual impairment occurs in developing countries
Facts provided by Womens Eye Health
Learn more about the conditons at can affect women eye health and vision in the sections below.
- Women’s Eye Health and Vision Introduction
- More Women Losing Sight to Eye Disease than Men
- Dry Eye: The other symptom of menopause
- Dry Eye in Women
- Macular Degeration and Women
The lifetime risk for getting macular degeneration (AMD) is 6% for females and only 3% for males. Therefore, women need to be more aware of AMD, and older women should be sure have their eyes examined at least every year.
- Cataracts in Women
Many more women than men live long enough to develop cataracts. Furthermore, for unknown reasons, women are intrinsically at somewhat higher risk than men of getting the cortical form of cataract.
- Diabetic Retinopathy and Women
Nearly all diabetics who are treated with conventional methods of blood-sugar control get some early changes (called non-proliferative retinopathy) in their retinal blood vessels after several years.
- Autoimmune Diseases in Women
Most of the autoimmune diseases are gender-associated, and are usually much more common in women.
- Pregnancy and the eye: What Expectant Mothers Should Know
Every woman is aware that there are changes to her body that are entirely natural and obvious but many do not know or consider the effects of pregnancy upon the eyes.
- Cosmetics, Fashion and the Eyes
Questions about choosing a hairstyle that complements your glasses? Managing skin around the eyes? Make-up and your eyes? Or what causes under eye circles? Then this is the place to look!