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Eye Health Problems due to Smoking

5 Nov 2016 Eye Health

Eye Health Problems due to Smoking

Smoking can take a negative toll on your body, but did you know that this bad habit could also affect your eye health? Studies have linked cigarette smoking to eye problems including:

  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Dry eyes
  • Optic nerve damage
  • Lazy eye
  • Conjunctivitis

Don’t be so discouraged if you are a smoker but want to avoid smoking-related eye problems and vision loss. Quitting smoking can improve your chances of avoiding eye disease and will have reduced risks of developing certain eye problems. But obviously, the safest thing you can do for your vision is to never start smoking at all. To learn more about the effects that smoking may have on your eye and vision, give us a call today!