Hormones are chemical messengers that travel throughout the body, from cell to cell, telling your body what to do and when and how to do it.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 800,000 American deaths per year. Many of these would be preventable with early detection. One component of early detection is an eye examination.
Women are particularly prone to eye disorders. Statistics show that 2/3 of all blindness and visual impairment occur in women. In fact, 2.7 million women age 40 and older are visually impaired.
Did you know that the eyes themselves are not what actually allow you to see? They are simply a conveyance for messages sent from the brain, via the optic nerve.
You can learn a lot about your health from a routine eye exam before there are symptoms of bodily damage. Talk about preventative care.
There’s no question annual eye exams are critical for vision and eye health, but their benefits go well beyond ocular health. A routine exam is not only an “early detection” strategy for eye health, but heart health as well.
It’s painful, frustrating, and affects nearly five million Americans age 50 and older, 60 percent of whom are women—particularly menopausal women. We are talking about dry eye.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the leading causes of vision impairment and blindness in the United States are directly due to age-related eye diseases, namely cataracts and macular degeneration.
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