Women and Eye Health

With Mother’s Day right around the corner we thought we would look further into women and their eyes. Did you know it is mostly women and not men who experience visual impairment and even blindness after the age of 40 according to the National Eye Institute?

A combination of age, smoking, obesity and poor diet factor into visual impairment. To counter that women should eat foods rich in Vitamin C, E, beta carotene and omega 3 fatty acids. These nutrients can all help in reducing vision impairment.

It is important for women to schedule a routine dilated eye exam with an eye doctor as well as a comprehensive eye exam by the age of 40.

Luckily more than 75 percent of visual impairment is preventable or correctable. Many times it is as simple as getting a new pair of reading glasses. Readers such as the EcoClear Symphony and EcoClear Oxygen with anti-reflective coating are great options that come in not only a variety of diopters and colors but are also very stylish and even better affordable!

Happy Mother’s Day from your friends at Optx 20/20!

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