April Focus: Women’s Eye Health & Safety

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Globally, there are 112 million more women than men living with vision loss, including blindness, according to Orbis International. Women have a higher prevalence of age-related macular degeneration, cataract, dry eye, glaucoma, refractive error and thyroid eye disease. According to The Lancet Global Health Commission on Global Eye Health: vision beyond 2020 report, the gender imbalance can be attributed to demographic factors (women living longer than men) and social factors (women having reduced access to care). Hormones may cause women to experience changes in their vision throughout their lifetime, including during puberty,…

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Are Your Eyes Safe at Work?

That’s probably not what you’re thinking about most when you’re working, but it’s worth more than just a passing thought. Your eyes are delicate and easy to damage, so it’s important to consider how to protect your vision at work, whether you’re working at home, in an office, or in a job that requires the use of a hard hat or goggles to protect your eyes.. Workplace Eye Safety Month is observed in March by many organizations, including Preserve Vision Florida, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and Prevent Blindness, to bring awareness to issues that can affect your vision…

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Richard Gonzmart, Andrea Gonzmart Williams Honored as 2024 Persons of Vision

A Gala Reception & Dinner was held February 5, 2024 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St, Tampa, FL 33610. Reception at 6 p.m. Dinner and awards at 7 p.m.  Preserve Vision Florida has selected Richard Gonzmart and Andrea Gonzmart Williams, above, as its 2024 Persons of Vision in recognition of their visionary leadership in Tampa Bay’s history and its future. The 45th Annual Person of Vision Award Gala was Monday, February 5 at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre in Tampa. Richard Gonzmart and daughter Andrea Gonzmart Williams are the fourth- and fifth-generation caretakers of the 1905 Family Of Restaurants, a…

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