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can smoking effect your eyesight?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Rarely: There is a condition associated with both smoking and drinking called tobacco-alcohol ambylopia, that can result in blurred or even double vision, and relates to problems with the eye muscles. The physiology of it is not clear to me, and it is not commonly seen. I do not know of any other ways smoking can effect vision other than causing dry eyes. See an optometrist or ophthamologist for opinion.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What causes blinking to seem to temporarily improve eyesight?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Wets the eye: The thin layer of tears that coats the eye is important to vision. Your blink restores that. If you feel the need to blink a lot, try putting some artificial tears in your eyes.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can be done to improve eyesight?

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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
Seek eye eval: Sometimes this is just aging alone.It can be affected by medication, diet, or underlying disease that may be hidden. Seek ophthalmologist.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What leads to poor eyesight?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many possible causes: The most common is the need for glasses. The most common disease that leads to poor vision is diabetes in younger adults and macular degeneration in older adults. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of permanent vision loss. A regular visit with an ophthalmologist can help insure that your eyes stay in good shape.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What should I eat to keep eyesight healthy and strong?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Many: Green, leafy vegetables and fish high in omega-3 antiacids are the best. Omega 3 fatty acids improves tears. Vitamins a, e , c and zinc are associated with lower risk of macular degeneration. Taking b vitamins lowers your risk of certain types of heart disease and stroke. Be careful about taking hyper doses of vitamins a, e, d and k as these fat-soluble vitamins can accumulate in your system.
A 32-year-old member asked:

How can I make my eyesight better somehow!?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Laser: Your options are glasses, contact lenses or laser vision correction. There is no other technique that works.

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