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Associated Eye Care has been serving Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan since 1970.  With four convenient locations, we provide comprehensive eye care, ranging from routine eye exams to advanced eye surgery, as well as a full array of optical services. 
K. Charles Raffoul, M.D.
Dino J. Costa, O.D.
Christina P. Tam, M.D.
Carol J. German, O.D.
Richard C.Tam, M.D.
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James A. Knupp, M.D.
April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

Did you know that nearly two out of three people who are blind or visually impaired are women?

  • Globally:  37 million people are blind and 124 million are visually impaired.
  • USA:  1 million people are legally blind, 700,000 of whom are women.  Similarly, 3.4 million people are visually impaired; 2.3 million of these are women.
What's behind the statistics?

  • Women live longer than men, and many eye problems are age-related.
  • Some eye diseases are more common in women.  For example, dry eye syndrome is 2-3 times more prevalent than women.  Women are are also at higher risk of autoimmune diseases that may affect the eye, such as Sjogren's syndrome.
  • Social or economic factors may limit women's access to eye health care.

What can be done now?

Three quarters of blindness and vision impairment can be prevented or treated.  Women can help themselves and their families to lower the risk of eye disease (as well as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and stroke) by practicing and encouraging:

  • eye exams for the entire family
  • maintenance of a healthy body weight
  • NO smoking

For more information, please go to www.womenseyehealth.org.