We’re joining @the_aop in calling for smokers to look after their eyes and #StubItOut.
Over 95% of optometrists surveyed said they examine a patient every month who has eye disease they believe is the result of smoking.
As a smoker you are twice as likely to lose your vision compared to a non-smoker yet the link between smoking and sight threatening conditions is not always recognised.
Smokers are up to four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration – the leading cause of sight loss in the UK.
Let’s #Stubitout for good www.aop.org.uk/stubitout