Optimize Your Well-Being By Focusing on Eyes

National Women’s Health Week in the US occurs mid-May, highlighting women’s health issues and encouraging women to prioritize and focus on their physical, mental & emotional well-being. During this special week, we emphasize overall health and well-being, starting with eyes.

When it comes to eye health, women have unique considerations that should not be overlooked. Research shows that women are more likely to experience vision problems than men, with conditions such as dry eye, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration being more prevalent in women.

There are many variables that cause womens’ eyes to be more sensitive, from age to hormones, to lifestyle choices (including the cosmetics we use!). It is essential to understand these factors to choose the right products for your eye health.

Why are women more prone to eye issues?

There are several factors that contribute to women's increased risk of eye problems. Hormonal changes, particularly during pregnancy and menopause, can affect the eyes and lead to dryness and discomfort. Additionally, women tend to live longer than men, increasing their likelihood of developing age-related eye conditions.

Cosmetics are also a culprit!

According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the average woman uses 12 cosmetics products every day and men, on the other hand, use 6 products daily. Research has shown that cosmetics can not only cause or exacerbate dry eye disease, but affect a myriad of other conditions from meibomian gland dysfunction to blepharitis to allergies to rosacea. 

What can women do to protect their eye health?

By staying informed about the unique aspects of women's eye health and taking proactive steps to protect their vision, women can maintain good eye health and preserve their vision for years to come.

  • Schedule annual eye exams are crucial for detecting and addressing any potential issues early on.
  • Eat a diet rich in antioxidants, such as leafy greens and colorful fruits to help maintain good eye health.
  • Protect the eyes from harmful UV rays and wear sunglasses outdoors.
  • Add Eye-Safe cosmetics to your beauty, hygiene, and anti-aging routines.

Our pledge to eye health: Your eyes are the story.

At ÈSSIRI Labs, we reinforce the importance of women’s eye health, not just this week but every day. And with each formulation, Èyes Are The Story products are steeped in the science of vision health - undergoing rigorous testing by certified ophthalmologists and dermatologists. Formulations are specifically designed to be safe for your skin barrier and ocular surface, ensuring optimal skin and eye health.

It's been famously said the eyes are the window to the soul. They are also the gateway to the body, health and well-being. 


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