To all the ladies out there, this month has been dedicated to your eye health and safety awareness, on the job and at home. Every woman, no matter what age or stage of life, will attest to the busyness of having a career, a family, and social commitments. It is easy to put health and wellness on the back burner, but the importance of a woman taking control of her own well-being cannot be stressed enough.
This is very true when it comes to eye health. Until something is noticeably wrong, eye health and proper vision are often things that aren’t thought about in the life of a busy woman. If nothing seems wrong, it is easy to put that eye maintenance with your ophthalmologist aside. But unfortunately, it can be more difficult to treat vision impairments or issues if they go undetected for a while. Catching them early, or at least being aware of the signs, can go far in not only your vision but overall health too.
In fact, good vision is actually another sign of overall good health. Those with vision problems can also be at risk for other problems, such as diabetes, poor hearing, and even heart problems. So it’s important to have regular eye checkups to monitor any changes in your vision and eye health, as it may point to something more serious.
Many risk factors for eye problems are the same among men and women, but for women, there are a few other considerations to take, especially as aging in the body takes place. Besides obesity, smoking, and poor nutrition, women should be aware that hormonal changes during menopause, pregnancy, or fertility treatments can also make them more susceptible to dry eyes, light sensitivity, and other changes in eyesight.
Stay proactive, ladies, when it comes to your health. Schedule an eye exam today and avoid the increased chance of vision problems in the future. You deserve it.