Eye Care Tip of the Week #9
Stop smoking cigarettes. No seriously, just stop.
Most people know smoking cigarettes isn't good for them.
Most people also know smoking cigarettes has been associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease, pulmonary or breathing problems and cancer.
But most people are shocked to learn that smoking can contribute to blindness.
If you smoke, you have an increased risk of developing certain eye conditions such as age-related macular degeneration, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.
There is never going to be a better time to quit smoking than right now. The sooner you quit the sooner your body can start to repair itself.
If you need help quitting, talk to your family physician or visit the AlbertaQuits.ca website.
This Eye Care Tip of the Week is brought to by: Dr. Ross McKenzie