April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Women have higher rates of eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.  Women have a higher prevalence of Dry Eye and may also experience changes in vision related to pregnancy and menopause.

Girl with blue glasses Maple Grove Eye Doctors at. Pearle Vision

Our doctors recommend these steps that should be taken to protect vision and eye health, including:

More women than men have eye disease and vision loss. But there are steps they can take today to help prevent significant vision loss in the future.  In addition to getting a regular eye exam, we encourage everyone to talk to their eye care professional about family medical history as well as ask for recommendations about proper eye protection in order to keep eyes as healthy as possible for years to come.