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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