April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

Did you know?

Glaucoma, Cataracts and Age Related Macular Degeneration are more common in women than men. Why are these eye diseases more common in women than men? Women live longer than men and they are also affected by hormonal factors due to pregnancy and menopause, according to the National Eye Institute and HMHB.

Here are some tips:

  • Get a dilated comprehensive eye exam, especially those ages 40 and older. Early detection is key.
  • Don’t smoke or quit smoking. Smoking significantly increases the risk for certain diseases.
  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Certain vitamins and nutrients found in foods are helpful in slowing down the progression of many eye diseases.
  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection. Protecting your eyes from the sun can help the progression of cataracts.

If you have a concerns about your eye health please do not hesitate to contact us. We have four offices conveniently located throughout middle Tennessee in Nashville, Hendersonville, Lafayette and Lebanon. Our eye doctors are here to help you maintain the health of your eyes.