More than 4.4 million Americans age 40 and older suffer from visual impairment, including blindness, and the majority of these are women, according to Prevent Blindness America. Women are at a higher risk for vision loss from such diseases as cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
Other factors that can increase the risk of vision problems in women include:
· Poor nutrition
Women often undergo vision changes during different stages of their lives. For example, hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause can lead to dry eye syndrome, and fertility treatments may cause light sensitivity due to migraines, dry and puffy eyes, and changes in eyesight.
If you are concerned with the health of your eye, be sure to contact us to schedule an examination. Please contact us today at (972) 737-1181. We will schedule an appointment with you to discuss the best option for you!