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Did you know that HALF of all blindness is avoidable

24 September 2014

This week is National Eye Health Week and Vision Matters have launched a simple six point plan for reducing your risk of sight loss. We will be posting the points over the next few days. Please contact us if you want to know how to reduce your chances of sight loss.

Here are the first two:

1. Eat right for good sight. Most of us have no idea that what we eat can affect how well we see, however, eye-friendly nutrients found in many fruit and vegetables and fatty acids derived from fish, nuts and oils can all help protect your sight. 

2. Quit smoking. Smokers have a significantly greater risk of sight loss than non-smokers.  Toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke can damage the delicate surface and the internal structure of the eye. This can lead to an increased risk of many eye conditions including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), nuclear cataracts; thyroid eye disease; dry eye and poor colour vision.


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