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Facts About Women’s Eye Health

This is a partnered post with Visionworks. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

With Women’s Eye Health Month, Women’s History Month and Mother’s Day all happening this spring, I thought it would be the perfect time to partner with Visionworks to bring awareness to some facts about women’s eye health. I know that as women and moms, we spend so much time caring for other people that we sometimes forget to care for ourselves. But I want to encourage you this spring to go get your eyes checked and take care of yourself. There are so many people who depend on you. You are a super woman, after all!

Learn these facts abouts women's eye health to protect the health your eyes.There are many things that can affect the health of your eyes. For women, we just seem to be more susceptible to ocular issues than men so it’s incredibly important for us to know about these issues to be able to acknowledge and address them.

Facts About Women’s Eye Health

With Women’s Eye Health Month, Women's History Month and Mother’s Day all happening this spring, I thought it would be the perfect time to bring awareness to these facts about women's eye health.

During this season, Visionworks is challenging women everywhere to spring into action and care for their eyes. As you can see from this infographic, there are many causes and reasons why women experience more eye-related problems than men. But just because we seem to have the cards stacked against us, doesn’t mean we have to sit back and allow these issues to arise. We can take steps to try to prevent them.

How to Lessen or Prevent Eye Related Issues

  • Eat a healthy diet. Eat a diet full of vitamins and minerals. Be mindful of your sodium and caffeine intake and drink a lot of water.
  • Get an annual eye exam. By getting your eyes examined regularly, if a problem does arise, you’ll be able to take preventative measures to keep the issue from getting worse. If you’re not sure where to go, click here for the closest Visionworks location.
  • If you smoke, STOP! By smoking you are greatly increasing your chances of developing eye related issues.

There are many eye related issues that are preventable and correctable. You obviously can’t change the genetics you were born with, but you can take steps to care for your eyes to help prevent issues later on in life.

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About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    Thanks so much for sharing this info! As a blogger, I know my eyes take a lot of abuse from staring at a screen all the time.

  2. 2

    This was a very interesting read! I’ve noticed as I get older that my eyes are feeling more and more dry. They’re also less and less able to handle my long hours of staring at the screen.

  3. 3

    I haven’t had an eye exam in about 10 years. I am SOOOO overdue. I need to get that done soon.

  4. 4

    Thank you for sharing the infographic. It really stresses the importance of seeing an eye doctor. I have been putting off seeing one but I guess I should. My eyes have not been great lately and I think I need a new pair of glasses.

  5. 5

    Ah, this is really helpful. I guess it would be a good idea to take a long look at the kinds of products we’re using that might be affecting our eyes.

  6. 6

    What a lot of useful information,, I agree we spend so much time caring for our family than we seem to for our own self. Our eyes are important, glad that you have shared this resource for woman!

  7. 7

    EYe health is so important. I have my yearly eye exam tomorrow.

  8. 8
    Veronica says:

    I am finding that I need to use reading glasses sometimes, but haven’t been to the eye doctor. It is time. Thanks for the reminder

  9. 9

    Yes, regularly scheduled vision checkups are very important! They are a good way to also help watch for other problems that the eyes can signify.

  10. 10

    I just discovered I had dry eyes. I thought it was because the contacts were irritating my eyes but it turns out I was wrong. Like you mentioned, our eyes change over time so it’s always great to get yourself checked out even if you think your eyes haven’t changed. Better to safe then sorry!

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    Michelle Waller says:

    Keeping our eyes healthy are super important. Most insurances have a free yearly eye exam, making it easier to get your eyes checked.

  12. 12

    I actually have very dry eyes and my ophthalmologist recommends that I take eyedrops every day. I sometimes forget but I have to be more diligent about it.

  13. 13

    These are very good tips. It’s important that we take good care of our vision. Prevention will always be better than cure. I feel lucky to still have perfect vision and not wear glasses despite working in front of the computer all day. Of course it helps when I take extra precautions as well.

  14. 14

    Perfect timing. My eyesight is deteriorating now at a rate faster than before. I am squinting on my couch to see my tv. ack!

  15. 15

    What an amazing post! I never knew about these until I read this! Thanks for the tips!

  16. 16

    Our eyes are so important it is not too much effort to get an exam once a year at a caring optometrist office. I think men also should see their doctor regularly too

  17. 17

    I always had perfect vision growing up. When I got into my late 20s, I all of a sudden had horrible eyesight.

  18. 18

    A great post. I keep telling my hubby to get an ear and eye exam, hoping this is the year he actually does it.

  19. 19

    I have finally made me an appointment with an eye doctor. My eyesight is nowhere near what it used to be. I have been needing this appointment for some time.

  20. 20

    I’m so happy you posted about this, because I so need an eye exam. I never take care of myself!

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