Women’s Eye Health Month: Protecting Your Vision

April 20th, 2021

In Honor of Women’s Eye Health Month

Sight is precious. At ICON Eyecare, our team of top eye specialists in Colorado works with you to preserve and improve your vision. Your eyes are complex, but usually low maintenance. Over time, though, risks may present themselves in many women’s lives that can endanger their vision. In most cases, there are actions that women can take to prevent eye conditions from becoming a major factor in their lives.

Eye Exams: An Important Lifelong Routine

If you don’t need glasses, you may not take time for a regular eye exam in your busy life. You see the eye doctor when something seems wrong, if it doesn’t clear up over time. Unfortunately, there are several important eye conditions that most people won’t notice until their eyes have significantly deteriorated. Let’s work together, detecting any subtle changes in your eye that could require prompt treatment to protect your sight.

Cataracts and Glaucoma: One is Fixable, the Other is Preventable

Cataracts, common as we age, can lead to blindness. Fortunately, cloudy natural lenses in the eye just need a quick surgery and replacement. New lens technologies can be a step up for your vision. Glaucoma can be identified during regular eye exams and treated before vision loss occurs. Usually, glaucoma treatment involves eye drops or simple laser surgery to reduce eye pressure. ICON Eyecare is a leading Center of Excellence for conditions like these, and a top center for cataract surgery in Colorado.

Dry Eye: A Persistent Distraction That Can Be Treated

This common eye problem for women can be chronic and often increases with age. When the eye doesn’t clean and lubricate itself with tears, substitute tears and treatments for the tear ducts can provide relief for dry eye.

Macular Degeneration

This condition, usually genetically acquired and age-related, results in central vision loss due to changes in the retina. If macular degeneration is identified during regular eye exams, then treatment can slow its progression.

Diabetes and Other Risk Factors

Do you have risk factors for eye conditions? One of the most common is diabetes. Diabetic eye exams are very important, and extremely helpful in identifying concerns while you can still say, “I’m glad we caught it so early.”

Makeup and Eye Health

Makeup applied near the eye can affect eye health, especially if you wear contacts. Infections, allergies, cornea scratches, and other eye issues can arise even from small particles of makeup entering the area of the eye. Treatments are often simple. It’s important to see the eye doctor promptly with concerns. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has an extensive guide to makeup and the eye, available here.

Enjoy your sight! It makes life richer and more vibrant. The top eye care specialists in Colorado at ICON Eyecare are here to help you take care of it, offering vision improvement services like LASIK eye surgery in Colorado. Call us for an appointment today.