“Women Suffer From Vision Problems More Than Men. They are:
- 65% of people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- 61% of people with glaucoma
- 61% of people with cataract
- 56% of people with refractive error
- 63% of people with vision impairment
- 66% of people who are blind”.
“After menopause, some women report chronically dry and scratchy eyes, often along with light sensitivity, blurred vision, or swollen or reddened eyelids—a condition called chronic dry eye. Tearing can also be a symptom, because the eye produces more watery tears to compensate, although these tears don’t lubricate the eyes the way healthy tears do. Sometimes, the condition is caused by certain diseases (such as Sjögren’s syndrome) or drugs (such as allergy medications and antidepressants)”.
In Healthy Body: Look After Your Eyes – Why Are Regular Eye Tests (Sight Tests) So Important? the NHS Choices (National Health Service England) elaborate on:
“Having an eye test won’t just tell you if you need new glasses or a change of prescription – it’s also an important eye health check. It can spot many general health problems and early signs of eye conditions before you’re aware of any symptoms, many of which can be treated if found early enough”.
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