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How Smoking Damages Your Eyes

There is a mountain of research that shows how smoking contributes to many health problems people are facing and it is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Few are aware of the damage smoking does to their eyes and how it contributes to many vision problems. Below  are 10 ways our Victoria optometrist says you may not be aware of that smoking impacts a person’s vision.

  1. Smokers have twice the risk when it comes to cataracts as a non smoker. The only way to correct the problem is by undergoing a surgical procedure to restore vision.
  2. Age related Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in those individuals over 65 years of age. Smokers run triple the risk of age related macular degeneration and smoking increases the severity.
  3. Another cause of blindness in older individuals is Glaucoma, and chances of developing primary open angle glaucoma increase if you

Prepare Your Eyes For Summer

Come summertime, protecting your eyes is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Preparing your eyes for summer need not be expensive nor extensive. But first, let’s take a look at what can happen if you don’t take adequate precautions for your eyes. Thanks to Island Eyecare Optometrists for their sponsored post.

  1. Overusing eyedrops – while they may provide temporary relief, overuse of eyedrops can constrict the vessels in and around the eye – which will only lead to more redness.
  2. Rubbing your eyes constantly – your hands are constantly touching things which are exposed to bacteria. Rubbing your eyes with dirty hands can lead to eye infections.
  3. Wearing your contact lenses for too long.
  4. Not giving your eyes a rest. From smartphones, to computer screens and on to TVs, our eyes hardly get a rest from staring at screens all day. Disconnect for a while –