There’s a reason your patient list may include more women than men. Worldwide, women account for two-thirds of all people with blindness or visual impairment. Cataracts are more likely to occur in women than in men, and in developing countries, women are less likely than men to receive cataract surgery.
Dry eye disease, which interferes with routine activities such as reading, working on a computer, or driving a car affects twice as many women as men. More women suffer from age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma than men. And, women experience about 25 percent more uncorrected visual impairment due to refractive error compared to men.
More information and data related to women’s vision health at every life stage can be found at SeeJaneSee.org.