Healthy Eyes

Frequently Asked Questions

10. How can smoking affect my vision?

Smoking is bad for your eyes and the rest of your body. Smoking increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration, cataract, and optic nerve damage, all of which can lead to vision loss and blindness. To learn more, see Quitting Smoking for Older Adults or For free help quitting, call 1-800-QUIT NOW (1-800-784-8669).