Affects of Smoking On Your Eyes

When you think of vision loss, the first thing to come to mind may not be cigarettes. Smoking and vision problems go hand in hand. When another exacerbating factor like heart disease is in the mix, changes to your eyesight may be fast or worse than having only one risk.

Smoking and vision problems – six things you need to know

  1. Cigarette use constricts blood vessels
  2. Lower levels of eye proteins from smoking can contribute to diminished eyesight
  3. Vision loss because of smoking makes you three times as likely to have macular degeneration
  4. Smoking doubles the chance that you will have swelling in the eye leading to glaucoma or cataracts
  5. Any health issue increases the likelihood of vision loss when combined with smoking
  6. Smoking makes you more susceptible to cataracts

Smoking and vision problems get worse as time passes

As we get older, it becomes harder to stay healthy. Your eyes are as susceptible to diseases and health ailments as any other organ in the body. Before we know it, sore noses and missing contacts are the least of our worries.

Advanced equipment lets us offer restorative help

Vision loss because of smoking is treatable. At Manhattan Lasik Center, we care about the health of each patient as much as we want to give everyone 20/20 vision. Our office houses the most innovative and revolutionary lasers in the world. Helping New Jersey residents get a better sense of freedom and spontaneity drives our practice like it has for 20 years. We are proud to offer life-changing experiences at MLC.

Our free consultation can help you detect early vision loss because of smoking. To get your eyes checked, give us a call at 212-759-9617. With four convenient locations in NYC and NJ, we make it easy to book a visit.