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

Take Care of Yourself

Quit smoking.

Take nutritional supplements.

Expectant mothers should be aware of possible vision changes during pregnancy. 

Women who have diabetes or gestational diabetes should visit their eye doctor.

Other things you can do to protect your vision for life:

  • Wear UV-blocking sunglasses and a brimmed hat outdoors
  • Learn of any family history of eye disease
  • Use cosmetics safely
  • Use contact lenses safely

Women as Caregivers

Women often make the majority of their family's health care decisions. In addition to being responsible for their own health, women are often responsible as caregivers for the health care choices of their children, partners, spouse, and aging parents.