April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month to educate women on habits that can help prevent visual impairment.

According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), out of 3.6 million Americans, age 40 or older who suffer from visual impairment including blindness, 2.3 million are women. Some of the major risk factors include smoking, poor nutrition, obesity and the use of device screens.

Did you know women and men have different habits regarding use of device screens?

In addition to the immediate problems such as digital eye strain, device screens can affect our eyes in gender-different ways and may lead up to some long-term risks; that is, premature development of eye diseases, such as macular degeneration or cataracts.

On this occurrence of Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month we encourage you to keep in mind that healthy habits can help you preserve your vision. Quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, undergoing periodic medical examinations and protecting yourself from high energy light emitted by device screens are some of the advice by the experts.

How to make sure you are protecting your eyes: Rely only on scientifically proven solutions to reduce the risks. Place Reticare on yours and your family’s digital screens and join the Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month.