April has been deemed Women's Eye Health and Safety Month by the country's oldest non-profit eye health organization, Prevent Blindness.
Women in the United States are at a higher risk for eye disease, with two out of every three people living with vision loss or vision problems being women. There is a higher incidence of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, dry eye, glaucoma and other eye conditions among women. Women suffering from moderate to severe distance vision impairment outnumber men by almost 7 percent.
Women are encouraged to be proactive in maintaining their eye health by getting yearly eye exams to help detect vision problems early so treatment can be started to help reduce the risk of vision loss.
Even if you do not have macular degeneration, taking vision supplements such as VisiVite Balanced Ocular Support helps to promote eye health.