Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month and Prevent Blindness educate women that those age 40 and older should make it a priority to have a dilated eye exam to help prevent vision loss. It is also important to have a dilated eye exam any time a change in vision is detected.

At ninety and older, there are five times as many women living as men. Recent studies have shown that more women than men suffer from age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, the four leading eye diseases in the United States. Women are also at higher risk of developing sight-threatening autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Your Sight

Here you will find the information you need to take care of your, and your family’s vision for life. if you know someone who has a vision problem, or you think may have a vision problem, please share this website with them.

Getting Eye Care

What’s Your Risk of a Vision Problem?

Signs of Eye Problems

Seeing An Eye Doctor

Health Insurance and Your Eyes

Medicare Benefits and Your Eyes

Share Your Stories of Delays/Disruptions in Your Eye Care Treatment

Vision Care Financial Assistance Information

Good Vision for Life

Your Vision and a Healthy Lifestyle

Pregnancy and Your Vision

Women’s Eye Health

20/20 at 40

Growing Older with Good Vision

Living Well with Low Vision

GuideMe for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Protecting Your Eyes

Wearing Contact Lenses

Keeping Your Eyes Safe from Injury

Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun

First Aid for Eye Emergencies

How to Jump Start a Car Battery Safely

Electronic Screens and Your Eyes

Additional Resources

Free Health Information to Download, Save, Print and Share

The Eye and How We See

Glossary of Vision Terms

Content shared from Prevent Blindness


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