Men's health month is celebrated each June. Marked across the country with health fairs, screenings, and media appearances, this special event is dedicated to promoting health education and outreach, raising awareness of preventable health problems, encouraging early detection and treatment, and helping men in the U.S. live their best lives yet.
In honor of Men's Health Awareness Month, we're here to talk about men's eye health, and how you can enjoy better optical health both now and in the future. Read on.
Men's Eye Health Statistics
Women married to men often complain that they can't hear or listen, but what about how they see? Here are a few
men's vision statistics to chew on:
• While age-related macular degeneration is more common in women than men, 9.1 million Americans were affected in 2010
• 1.68 million men ages 50 and older are affected by dry eye syndrome
• 8% of men among populations of Northern European ancestry have the most common form of color blindness, which makes it tough to see red or green
4 Tips for Promoting Men's Eye Health
Want to keep your eyes strong and healthy for years to come? Here are a few actionable tips:
1. Get Glasses If You Need Them
2. Take Your Vitamins
Vitamins and minerals, specifically vitamins C and E, beta-carotene and zinc, can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration and keep your vision strong and healthy for years to come.
3. Keep Your Eyes Moist
Dry eyes, over time, can suffer from compromised vision and decreasing sight. With this in mind, keep your eyes hydrated by avoiding things like blasting the A/C right in your face while you drive. Over-the-counter eye drops can also help keep your peepers happy and hydrated.
4. Eat Fish
According to one Harvard study, individuals who ate fish containing high levels of omega-3 fatty acids had a lower risk of developing dry eye symptoms and macular degeneration. Looks like it's time to stock up on salmon!
Better Eye Health Starts Here
In honor of Men's Health Awareness Month, we're here to help you care for your peepers and keep your vision sharp and clear both now and in the future. After all, happy eyes make for a happy life!