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Women, Eye Disease and Vision Impairment

“Women account for more than two-thirds of the world’s population of blind and visually impaired persons.” In the United States, because women, on average, live longer than men, they have a higher chance of developing age-related vision loss, specifically due to macular degeneration and glaucoma. Women’s Eye Health, based at Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Schepens Eye Research, seeks to empower women and families to adopt lifestyle changes to improve their eye health. WEH has redesigned and produced eye health brochures and resources, covering such topics as an eyecare provider checklist, healthy lifestyle, eye safety, and information about specific eye conditions. Their website is produced in partnership with the National Eye Institute National Eye Health Education Program and Women in Ophthalmology and “features content written by women for women.” For more information: Women’s Eye Health