Clear Vision, Bright Futures: Women's Eye Health Month

Clear Vision, Bright Futures: Women's Eye Health Month

Clear Vision, Bright Futures: Women's Eye Health Month

April marks Women's Eye Health Month in the Philippines, a time dedicated to raising awareness about the unique eye health challenges faced by women. Compared to men, women are at a higher risk of developing eye conditions that could lead to permanent vision loss. Chronic dry eye, often associated with rosacea and influenced by hormonal changes during pregnancy and menopause, is one such condition that affects women more than men. It's crucial for women to understand these risks and take proactive steps to protect their vision.

During Women's Eye Health and Safety Month, there are several practical steps women can take to prioritize their eye health.

  1. Stop smoking

    It can significantly reduce the risk of eye diseases such as glaucoma and cataracts.

  2. Regular Eye Check Up

    Regular visits to the Optometrist for comprehensive and state of the art eye exams are essential for early detection and prevention of eye problems.