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April is National Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is National Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) Eye Specialty Center is highlighting women’s eye health. 

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Tamera Heitz-Peek
417-328-7245
theitz@citizensmemorial.com

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.4 million Americans ages 40 years and older are either blind or visually impaired. About 2/3 of this group are made up of women.

An estimated 3/4 of visual impairment is preventable or correctable, says WomensEyeHealth.org. Eye health can be improved by having regular eye exams, protecting your eyes from injury, and practicing a healthy lifestyle. Board Certified Ophthalmologist Chetan Soni, M.D., FACS, with CMH Eye Specialty Center, is very passionate about eye care. “I believe that of all the five senses, sight is one of the most important,” says Dr. Soni. “Taking care of your eyes through regular exams can help detect serious eye issues when it is treatable.”

According to PreventBlindness.org, keeping a healthy lifestyle helps keep the eyes healthy including exercising regularly. The number of Americans with age-related eye disease and the vision impairment that results is expected to double within the next three decades.

The National Eye Institute reports that more than three million women and more than 1.5 million men have dry eye, which can damage the surface of the eye. Other diseases may also occur in your eyes, that is why it is important to know your family health history. If these sight-threatening diseases are found early enough, they can be treated.

For more information about eye health and safety or the latest in laser cataract surgery, call the CMH Eye Specialty Center at 417-328-7000.

April 21, 2016

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April is National Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April is National Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and Citizens Memorial Hospital (CMH) Eye Specialty Center is highlighting women’s eye health. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.4 million Americans ages 40 years and older are either blind or visually impaired. About 2/3 of this group are made up of women.

An estimated 3/4 of visual impairment is preventable or correctable, says WomensEyeHealth.org. Eye health can be improved by having regular eye exams, protecting your eyes from injury, and practicing a healthy lifestyle. Board Certified Ophthalmologist Chetan Soni, M.D., FACS, with CMH Eye Specialty Center, is very passionate about eye care. “I believe that of all the five senses, sight is one of the most important,” says Dr. Soni. “Taking care of your eyes through regular exams can help detect serious eye issues when it is treatable.”

According to PreventBlindness.org, keeping a healthy lifestyle helps keep the eyes healthy including exercising regularly. The number of Americans with age-related eye disease and the vision impairment that results is expected to double within the next three decades.

The National Eye Institute reports that more than three million women and more than 1.5 million men have dry eye, which can damage the surface of the eye. Other diseases may also occur in your eyes, that is why it is important to know your family health history. If these sight-threatening diseases are found early enough, they can be treated.

For more information about eye health and safety or the latest in laser cataract surgery, call the CMH Eye Specialty Center at 417-328-7000.