Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate women about their increased risk of developing eye diseases and inform them about how they can help preserve their vision in the future. This month, ophthalmologists across the country—including those at Baptist Eye Surgeons—are promoting awareness of common eye diseases that affect women.
According to Prevent Blindness, women make up the majority of the 4.4 million Americans over age 40 who are visually impaired or blind. More women than men have cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration. However, not many of us are aware of this gender disparity. According to a study conducted by the organization: Read more