Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month is an important reminder for all women to schedule their appointment for a dilated eye exam. Seeing your ophthalmologist for regular visits is crucial in preventing and treating eye disorders that can lead to the loss of vision. There are many factors that can endanger your eyesight.
Women live longer than men and consequently are more susceptible to developing age-related eye problems such as: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), and Diabetic Retinopathy.
Hormone changes such as pregnancy and menopause also affect women’s eyesight due to vacillating estrogen and progesterone levels. Dry Eye Syndrome is common during these hormone shifts.
Don’t compromise your vision, make an appointment with your OSM ophthalmologist today!