Women's Eye Health Chicago By Dr. Steven Chander on April 09, 2012

Facts about Women’s Eye health

  • Two thirds of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women
  • Three quarters of visual impairment is estimated to be preventable or correctable
  • One third of age-related macular disease and cataract may be due to smoking
  • Four fifths of blindness and visual impairment occurs in developing countries


Causes of vision loss typically include:

chronic disease, infection, uncorrected vision, injury and birth defects

In 2001, a study revealed that women typically suffer more from blinding disorders and vision loss than men.  The most common eye disease in women is Dry Eye Syndrome (see fixmydryeyes.com for more information)


What is dry eye?

Dry eye is a condition in which one’s eyes do not produce enough tears, or produce tears which do not have the proper chemical composition. Often, dry eye is part of the natural aging process. It can also be caused by blinking or eyelid problems, medications like antihistamines, oral contraceptives and antidepressants, a dry climate, wind and dust, general health problems like arthritis or Sjogren's syndrome, and chemical or thermal burns to your eyes.

Symptoms may include irritated, scratchy, dry, uncomfortable, or red eyes; a burning sensation or feeling of something foreign in your eyes; and blurred vision. Excessive dry eyes may damage eye tissue, scar your cornea (the front covering of your eyes) and impair vision, and make wearing contact lenses difficult.

If you think you may be experiencing dry eye symptoms visit www.fixmydryeyes.com to learn more or stop by to visit Dr. Chander, the area’s leading expert on dry eye and treatment options. 

Many patients can easily wear contact lenses with dry eyes.  Call our office today to learn about the latest in Dry eye Therapies



Tranquileyes Therapy

Made for chronic dry eye sufferers, this kit stimulates natural tear production and enhances the benefits of artificial tears, Restasis, ointments, punctual plugs and supplements. Each kit also

includes a set of instant thermoeyes™ gel packs, which can be used for moist heat therapy or soothing cold therapy. For dry eye relief, the moist heat therapy is the most effective. It helps

loosen oils in the meibomian glands and stabilizes tear film, further reducing evaporation of natural and artificial tears.


Using Chronic Dry Eye TE:

Tranquileyes™Chronic Dry Eye TE can be used to create hot eye compresses that provide 18-20 minutes of heat and hydration or as a cold compress to reduce lid puffiness and itchiness.
Tranquileyes™ was featured on TVs "The Doctors".

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