Even though early treatment can lessen the effects of these diseases, an MD or OD had not examined in the past two years one in four women's eyes, according to an online PB survey. Cost was cited as the number one reason for both those who did and did not have vision insurance. Other reasons cited were transportation issues and simply being “too busy” to make an appointment.
- Less than 10 percent of American women realize that women are at a greater risk of suffering permanent vision loss than men.
- 86 percent incorrectly believe that men and women are at equal risk.
- Five percent believe that men are at greater risk.