NEW YORK—April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, offering 30 days to focus on the eye health-related issues that women around the world face. As reported in VMAIL, more women than men live with vision loss, and women have a higher prevalence of age-related macular degeneration, cataract, dry eye, glaucoma, refractive error and thyroid eye disease. As always, Prevent Blindness is offering free resources, including fact sheets, shareable social media graphics, educational videos and web pages, on a range of eye health issues that predominantly affect women this month. On the local level, many ECPs use social media to spread important eyecare messages to women.

There’s still time left in April to dedicate to women’s eye health, so feel free to take some inspiration from the ECPs below.

The team at The Eye Shop in Queen Creek, Ariz., shared some important stats about women’s eye health. Image via theeyeshopaz on Instagram

In Crystal Lake, Ill., Clarity Eyecare spotlights facts that showcase just how important it is for women to take care of their eye health. Image via myclarityeye on Instagram

Sharon City Eyeworks in Sharon, Pa., encouraged women to make an eyecare appointment this month. Image via sceyeworks on Instagram

Bita Sabripour, OD, of Clear Vision Center in South Florida, shared a pretty illustration to discuss women’s eye health this month. Image via bitaeyecare on Instagram

The team at Urban Optiks Optometry in San Diego shared a blog for Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Image via uoosd on Instagram