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April is Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Women are more prone to eye disease than men, and it is important for them to know how to protect their sight, even if they haven’t noticed any symptoms. 

Cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), four leading causes of blindness, are all more prevalent in women than men. In fact, women make up two-thirds of the more than 3.4 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired. Unfortunately, because there is no cure for these diseases, early detection and treatment are the only way to preserve vision.  And the route to early detection is through a complete eye health and vision examination … call your Vision Source Longmont eye doctor today!