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Clay Eye recognizes April as Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

Clay Eye recognizes April as Women’s Eye Health & Safety Month

JavierJACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, March 22, 2012– According to a recent National Health Interview Survey, 21.5 million Adult Americans 18 and older reported experiencing vision loss. Of these 21.5 million American adults, 12.7 million were women, and 8.8 million were men. The survey concluded that each year, more women than men are diagnosed with eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. This is predominantly due to hormone changes and life longevity.

According to Melanie Javier, O.D., Optometrist at Clay Eye,”As a mom, career woman, and wife, often times my family comes first. I hear the same sentiment from so many of my female patients. While it is important to take care of your family, it is equally as important to take care of yourself and your eyes.”

Clay Eye Physicians and Surgeons offers comprehensive eye care in the following specialties: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Surgery, Medical Retina, Diabetic Eye Disease and Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma Surgery, LASIK Surgery, Cosmetic Eye Procedures, Pediatric Ophthalmology, and Pediatric Eye Exams. In addition, they offer Routine Eye Exams, Contact Lenses, and Boutique Eyewear for the entire family.

Clay Eye Physicians & Surgeons was established in 1977 and is an eight physician group. They currently have offices in Orange Park, Fleming Island and Mandarin. If you would like more information about Clay Eye, please contact (904) 272-2020, or visit their website at

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