April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month and we want to utilize this opportunity to spread awareness about women’s eye safety. Did you know that women suffer from vision problems way more than men and have a greater risk of permanent vision loss than men? In a recent survey, 91% of the women responded they didn’t know that and this just shows how many women are not aware of eye safety and not taking the precautions needed.
According to a study, the statistics for many of the major eye conditions show that women have a higher percentage of incidence than men. These include:
- Age-related Macular Degeneration (65%)
- Glaucoma (61%)
- Cataracts (61%)
- Vision Impairment (63%)
- Refractive Error (56%)
Besides. women are more sensitive to developing chronic dry eye, partly because it is often associated with other health issues that are more common in women like ocular rosacea, which is 3 times more prevalent in women. Furthermore, hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause also contribute to dry eyes.