May 25, 2005.
Two thirds of all people who are blind or visually impaired are women, according to the Women's Eye Health Task Force. "Age, nutrition, hormone-related issues and access to information and treatment are all factors that put women at greater risk for vision impairment," says Dr. Debra Schaumberg, of Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. However, the Internet can help people learn about steps to help better protect vision. At the Web site of Lion's Eye Heath Program -- Lehp.org -- women can learn how to spot the risk factors for eye diseases, get free eye health educational materials and find medical eye care, including where to get free medical care in any community, according to Schaumberg.
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