Smart Woman: Women At Higher Risk For Certain Eye Diseases

Published 04/10 2014 03:42PM

Updated 04/10 2014 06:47PM

According to the group Prevent Blindness America, women are more often than men to have leading eye diseases.

A recent Harris poll shows that fewer than 1 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. Eye diseases can be slowed down or even prevented if an annual eye exam finds the condition.

Here are some  things all people can do as they age to protect their vision; follow a healthy diet that includes dark leafy greens, don't smoke, always protect your eyes from UV rays, and make your doctor away of any family history of eye disease.

They say good health is important to maintaining good vision.

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