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Eye Health

08 October 2010

Gender differences in vision IQ

When it comes to attitudes, habits and experience regarding eye health, it appears men really are from Mars and women are from Venus, a new survey reveals.

When it comes to attitudes, habits and experience regarding eye health, it appears men really are from Mars and women are from Venus, a new survey reveals.

For example, more women than men say they suffer from seasonal eye allergies that lead to itchy, watery eyes (73% versus 67%). More men, however, miss work because of such eye allergies (16% versus 9%).

The findings

 

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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