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Men are always expected to be the strong silent ones, who need nothing and no one and always know exactly what to do in any situation. These expectations make them less likely to reveal when they have eye health challenges.

Added to this, their lifestyle usually does not support good health habits. Men are more likely to drink too much alcohol, smoke, avoid regular checkups and medical care, and make risky and unhealthy life choices. June is men’s health month so here are some things men should know.


Many men do not speak to their spouses, family members or doctors when they feel symptoms. A lot of them would rather go on the internet and try to diagnose the problem rather than get a professional doctor to look them over. There is the danger of misdiagnosing the problem, or not knowing the full extent of the issue which can cause the problem to escalate.

Also, a lot of men get so caught up with the pursuit of money to take care of the home that they fail to recognize early symptoms of health conditions. Even when they notice it, many do not seek help for it, leaving the condition until it is well advanced.

Some men do not want to be a bother or cause undue panic, and that is why they don’t speak out. But men need to know that the problem does not just go away if ignored. Health issues need to be dealt with professionally and as early as possible.


The best way to improve your eye health as a man is to start today to inculcate better health practices. As a man you should:

  • Eat healthy foods
  • Exercise regularly
  • Avoid or reduce alcohol intake
  • Quit smoking completely
  • Be aware of your family’s health history
  • Speak to your doctor if you notice any changes or symptoms in your body
  • Get a regular annual checkup, even if you feel healthy. Some diseases do not show symptoms early, and early detection is the best way to prevent more serious health problems.
  • Get screening tests to verify that there are no health problems

Over time, the eyesight can weaken as a man grows, but with proper care, they can stay healthy for long. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and going regularly for annual checkups and screenings you’re your optometrist can help you get the best out of your eyes.