Free-eye camp for women

In commemoration of International Women’s Day celebrated worldwide on the 8 March, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Among India’s largest networks of eye hospitals, is conducting free eye checkup camp for women of all age groups across 18+ branches in Chennai till March 15, 2024.

S Soundari, Regional Head – Clinical Services, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai, said, “Men and women have differences in their eyes, from the structure to gene expressions and other functions. Various factors like biology, hormones, and life stages or events can affect why women might be more susceptible to certain vision problems. For instance, in some cases, women with pregnancy-induced hypertension might develop complaints of blurred vision, intermittent vision loss, double vision, and partial loss of vision or blind spot in an otherwise normal visual field. Pregnancy can also lead to dry eyes, and light sensitivity. Further, menopause and perimenopause usually accompany a dip in a particular type of hormone affecting the production of lubrication, and thus causing dry eyes and blurred vision. Also, hormones in birth control pills can cause vascular changes, indirectly contributing to vision problems. Hence, women are disposed to eye health issues in unique ways.”