Smoking has been linked to various eye conditions. One of the most serious is macular degeneration.
As it progresses, macular degeneration means a loss of central vision, affecting your ability to read, drive and recognize faces. It is a leading cause of blindness in people over 65. There is no known cure.
Research shows that smokers are up to four times more likely to develop macular degeneration than non-smokers.
One study shows that, just one year after giving up smoking your risk of macular degeneration can be reduced by almost 7%.
Your eyesight is precious. It’s never too late to quit!