According to the National Health Institute, women make up two-thirds of the people who are blind or visually impaired in the world. In the case of dry eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says that 3 million US woman have the disease while only 1.7 million men. The question of why what scientists and doctors are trying to determine.

Currently, there is no specific reason as to why women are impacted by eye disease more than men, but it is statistically proven that women are more impacted. One supporting reason as to why women deal with eye disease more is life span. On average, living longer than men and the fact that eye disease becomes more prevalent with age.

In most cases these diseases are treatable and their most harmful effects can be eliminated if they are caught early enough.  It serves as another reminder of the importance of routine eye  exams.

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