Although men and women have a lot in common, there are a few differences when it comes to their eye health.
Men have some advantages women that don’t, such as a reduced risk for eye disease in general, but they also can be more prone to problems that women do not have to think about. here, we take a look at a few of the main ones so that you can keep a close eye on your vision health.
They see the world differently
It has been a standing joke since forever, but men and men really don’t process visual information in the same way. Men are better at noticing rapid movement and small details, but women are better at distinguishing between colours. Men are also more prone to being colour blind. This may have its roots back when we were hunter-gatherers. men would be in charge of hunting, so would need to spot potential food sources in the distance, and women would be in charge of foraging and would need to identify between poisonous plants and edible ones.
Starting at puberty, hormones can cause a lot of significant changes, including how the eyes develop! Some teenage boys become provisionally short-sighted as their eyes grow longer, and often this short-sightedness is irreversible. Luckily, this can be easily rectified with contacts or glasses, such as the ones you will see if you visit website.
More prone to accidents to the eyes
Men are more likely to work in dangerous industries such as construction or work with machinery, and fir this reason are more likely to receive an injury to their eye. Couple this with the fact they are less likely to wear safety goggles or other eye protection gear, and it is not difficult to see why men end up injured more often than women!
As well as protecting their eyes with PPE such as safety goggles or glasses, women are more likely to follow a healthy, balanced diet which can help to maintain or even improve the health of the eyes. Eating a minimum of five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, as well as drinking two litres of water to stay hydrated is important for good vision health.
One of the worst things that you can do for your eyes is to stare at a screen or an electronic device such as a cell phone or tablet for hours upon hours, but that is what a lot of many do for work every single day. It is little wonder that by the evening, their eyes are tired, sore, and dry. Try to follow the 20-20-20 rule: every 20 minutes look away for 20 seconds at something 20 feet or more away!
Men are less likely to take good care of their eyesight, but are just as prone, if not more so, to eyesight problems as women. Make sure you read the points above and take them on board to protect your eyes.