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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