WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the overwhelming majority aren't aware of their increased risk. }}" />

   
 
 
Women's Eye Health Discussed In Today's Health Minute

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 4/14/2014

Women are at higher risk for some eye diseases than men and the overwhelming majority aren't aware of their increased risk. April is women's eye health and safety month and so in today's Health Minute, Holly Firfer takes a closer 'look'. Our vision may seem a little blurry with age. Howver, doctors have a very clear message. "For those who have not had an eye exam, just realize that there are a lot of eye diseases out ther, and virtually all of them cane be slowed down or sometimes even prevented if we do an annual eye exam and pick those conditions up," says Dr. Barry Lee, an ophthalmologist. According to the group Prevent Blindness America, women, more often than man, have leading eye diseases. In fact, females are more likley to be visuall impaired or blind. But, a recent Harris Poll shows that fewer than one in 10 women are aware of their increased risk of permanent vision loss. Prevent Blindness America wants to educate women of this fact, although they stress the importance of baseline exams for everyone at age 40. Here are some other things all people can do as they age to protect their vision. Follow a healthy diet. include dark, leafy greens Don't smoke. Always protect your eyes from U-V rays. And, make sure your doctor is aware of any family history of eye disease. They say good health is important to maintaining good vision.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 The ninth annual Make a Difference food drive is underway. Full Story
Image1 The Richland County Clerk of Court auto title office will close Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. It will be closed all day Thursday, Oct. 30. The office will reopen Friday, Oct. 31 at 8 a.m. Full Story
 
Image1 An explosion rocks Major Metals Company outside of Bellville Thursday afternoon. Full Story
Image1 Standing room only at Lexington School's Board of Education meeting Wednesday night. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Lex Teachers Make a Statement at Board Meeting

Richland Newhope Honors Local Businesses And Employees

Congressman Jordan Watches Ebola Patient Care Preparations

Newhope superintendent named interim Crawford DD leader

Family Life Counseling Opens Office In Shelby

Benefit will be held for woman in need of lung transplant

Man Arrested After Crashing Stolen Pick-Up Truck

Crawford County United Way Launches 211 Call Service

Two Mansfield Women Indicted On Meth Manufacturing Charges

Mansfield Preschool Ratings and Springmill Learning Center

More News