How Hormone Balance Affects Our Vision


Stumbled upon this noteworthy piece from Dr. Amy Myers and thought that we would share it. She titles it Hormone Balance and Your Eyesight.

In it, she offers us some fascinating ideas. This one was particularly thought-provoking:

Myopia, or nearsightedness, occurs more frequently in girls (7.4%) than boys (5.1%).1 This is believed to be due to the effects of female sex hormones on the eye’s delicate structure. During puberty, the surge in estrogen can affect cornea thickness, leading to permanent changes in the eye.2 During menstruation when estrogen hormone levels elevate, your vision may become blurry. You may also find your lachrymal glands produce more tears during this time, leading to watery eyes.

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Read the source article at Amy Myers MD