Why Black Women’s Eye Health Is More At Risk

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We’ve seen the best of times, we’ve seen the worst of times. And we’re living in a time when “seeing is believing.”  Yet, every day, people put their eyes at risk.  And according to researchers, women in particular are more at risk than men.

Perhaps your eyes have felt irritated recently or you noticed blurry vision sometimes, and you’ve chalked it up to the new eye make-up, or restless sleep.  Could it be that you’re taking your eyesight for granted?

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So What Do We Know?

• Two thirds of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women
• Three quarters of visual impairment is estimated to be preventable or correctable
• One third of age-related macular disease and cataract may be due to smoking
• Four fifths of blindness and visual impairment occurs in developing countries