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Eye health experts warn of dangers of smoking to sight

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is warning that millions of smokers in the UK are putting themselves at increased risk of blindness or sight impairment by continuing with the habit.

This comes as almost all (96%) optometrists taking part in a survey said they examine a patient every month who has eye disease that they believe is the result of smoking. Only a fifth (18%) of the general population recognise the connection between smoking and poor eye health.