Eye Health Month for Women
April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month! Did you know that women have higher rates of eye diseases and eye conditions than men? In order to raise awareness, Prevent Blindness – the nation's oldest non-profit eye health organization – declared the month of April as a time to educate women about how they can protect their vision. Women have higher rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataract, refractive error, and dry eye.
"Today, obviously there are significant challenges in maintaining overall health," said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. "We want to remind women of all ages that there are many ways to protect the gift of sight today so that it can be enjoyed for many years to come."
If your vision is compromised due to an eye condition, then SDCB can be of assistance. Please contact our organization to learn more about the programs and services we offer.