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Why Smoking Is Bad for Your Eyes

If you are a smoker, chances are that you have heard from a number of people how bad smoking is for you. Whether it be your friends and family passing along the message, or your physician informing you of the health risks smoking cigarettes poses, we know you’ve heard your fair share of lectures. However, did you know that smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States? Smoking doesn’t just cause damage to your lungs, but it harms nearly every organ in your body — including your eyes.

It is the job of your local Punta Gorda optometrist cares about the health of your eyes and your overall health as well. Check out the infographic below to uncover what sort of problems smoking can cause for your vision.

Written by Todd Lang

Dr. Lang has more than 30 years of clinical practice experience and has been serving the Punta Gorda area since 1991. Dr. Lang is currently the only optometrist board-certified in Lifestyle Medicine in the United States. He is proficient in treating and managing eye diseases (such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy), eye trauma, infections, injuries, emergency care, and more.
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