Reduce your intake of these 3 things, they can damage your eyes


The eyes are very delicate and your lifestyle and diet will go along way to affect it.

While a healthy and nutrient-rich diet will promote eye health, eating highly processed and high-fat foods may increase the risk of eye problems. Other factors, like diabetes and dehydration, can lead to chronic vision and eye conditions.

Some of those foods include;

1. Smoking

Smoking has long been known to cause heart disease and lung cancer; however many people don’t realize that smoking can lead to vision loss. Studies show smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy and Dry Eye Syndrome.

Smoking can damage the uvea, which is located in the middle layer of the eye wall. This layer can become inflamed, causing red eyes, pain and vision problems. Glaucoma – Smokers can develop high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for glaucoma.

2. Alcohol

Studies has shown that alcohol weakens the muscles of your eye; it can damage the optic nerves permanently, preventing the interaction of the brain and eyes. Double and distorted vision can occur from information that is slowed down between the eye and the brain. You need to take alcohol in the moderate amount for the sake of your eyes.

3. Saturated fat

Junk foods are delicious but can cause serious issues down the line for your health if you consume too many.

A diet that is high in saturated fat and cholesterol can cause plaque, a fatty substance, to build up on the macular vessels, which can hamper blood flow in your eyes. Therefore, you should cut back on high-fat foods.