It’s common knowledge that smoking is heavily linked to cancer and respiratory problems. What a lot of smokers don’t realise is that smoking is also linked to various eye conditions, some of which can lead to total blindness.
It’s strongly recommended that you have regular eye checks whether you’re a smoker or not, however it’s imperative that you keep on top of your check ups if you’re a smoker as some of these conditions are ‘silent’ and can go undetected for months or even years. Conditions such as glaucoma can lead to irreparable vision loss if not detected and treated early enough.
Speak to your optician if you’d like to know more about these conditions. You can find out more treatments for some of these conditions such as cataract surgery.