Avoid SmokingHere at Community Eye Center Optometry, we are dedicated to ensuring that your eyes stay as healthy as possible.

One factor that can harm your eyes is smoking. Many people do not realize the correlation, but it is really important to recognize it.

In fact, cataracts (clouding of the eye’s natural lens), is the leading cause of blindness. Studies have even shown that smoking doubles your chances of cataracts.

Smoking can also affect your vision by giving you dry eyes. Smoking can cause your eyes to become dry, red, and scratchy. Dry eyes can lead to corneal ulcerations, which can also lead to blindness.

The last way that smoking can damage your eyes is by hindering your ability to wear contacts. Contacts are supposed to be comfortable and lightweight. You are no longer able to enjoy the benefits of wearing contacts if you are smoking.

These are just a few effects that smoking can have on your eyes. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (323) 778-7799.