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Your Eyes Are the Windows to Your Health

Posted by ywmguest on May 22, 2009

According to a study led by the National Eye Institute (NEI), millions of women have less than perfect eyesight as a result of common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. These problems can easily be detected through a comprehensive dilated eye exam, and corrected with prescriptive eyewear such as eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Has driving around town while running errands become more of a challenge, particularly at night? Are you constantly jockeying to sit in the chair closest to the TV—for a better view? Do you find yourself squinting as you read this blog? If so, you may have a common vision problem and not know it. And ladies…you’re not alone.


May is Healthy Vision Month, and NEI would like to encourage women of all ages to add a visit to an eye care professional on their “to do” list. He or she can perform an exam to look for common vision problems and prescribe corrective eyewear to help you see as clearly as possible.

Make sure your vision is the best it can be. Working women are busy. But when you can see your best, it’s easier to do your best. Take the time to schedule an eye exam today.

Submitted by YWMGuest:

Neyal J. Ammary-Risch, M.P.H., CHES

Deputy Director, National Eye Health Education Program

National Eye Institute (NEI)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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