Women Suffer From Vision Problems More Than Men. They are:
65% of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
61% of people with glaucoma
61% of people with cataract
56% of people with refractive error
63% of people with vision impairment
66% of people who are blind
Take Care of Yourself
Take nutritional supplements.
Expectant mothers should be aware of possible vision changes during pregnancy.
Women who have diabetes or gestational diabetes should visit their eye doctor.
Other things you can do to protect your vision for life:
- Wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a brimmed hat outdoors
- Learn of any family history of eye disease
- Use cosmetics safely
- Use contact lenses safely
Women as Caregivers
Women often make the majority of their family’s health care decisions. In addition to being responsible for their own health, women are often responsible as caregivers for the health care choices of their children, partners, spouse, and aging parents.