Smoking and your eyes 13th October 2014 Are you taking part in the Stoptober challenge this month?? Here are some facts on how smoking affects the eyes: -Fewer than 10% realise smoking can affect their eye health. -After ageing, smoking is the biggest risk factor for developing macular degeneration. -Smokers are also at increased risk of other eye conditions such as nuclear cataracts; thyroid eye disease; dry eye and poor colour vision. -Tobacco smoke is composed of as many as 4,000 active compounds, which can damage the delicate surface and the internal structure of the eye. If you have any concerns about your eyes book an appointment at one any one of our branches, Cardigan, Narberth or Pembroke Dock, now!