Smoking or Seeing? You decide.

Mar 11, 2015 in Eye Care

Smoking or Seeing? You decide.

The effect of smoking on the lungs is renowned. It surprises people that other areas of the body are affected too, such as you’re eyes. Smokers are four times more likely to develop macular degeneration, and those with certain genes who smoke, may be up to twenty times more likely to develop this condition.

What is macular degeneration?

It is an age-related condition which leads to the loss of your central vision. It is a painless and gradual loss or in some extreme cases it can be a rapid process. The central vision becomes increasing blurred and or distorted, colours dull and you may have difficulty recognising people's faces. Your eyesight is precious, stop now and see the results later, (literally). You can quit smoking on any day - so why not make today the day on National No Smoking Day.

Give yourself complete peace on mind by booking a Leightons eye examination and OCT scan now, to ensure your eyes are healthy and vision isn’t already impaired. Book online here or call 0800 40 20 20, we're happy to help!