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Eat fatty fish, walk more and take breaks to reverse eye damage caused by years of smoking


Doctor Kannarr said this is to “avoid blurred vision” or from making dry eye worse.

“Some of the conditions linked with smoking like cataracts; a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, can only be reversed through surgery,” said Doctor Kannarr.

“Cataract surgery is actually one of the most common procedures carried out by the NHS.”

Cataracts

The NHS elaborated: “When we’re young, our lenses are usually like clear glass, allowing us to see through them.

“People who smoke are nearly twice as likely to have dry eyes,” warned Doctor Kannarr.

Even so, people “should be taking regular breaks” if they work in front of a screen.

“When looking at a screen, you’re less likely to blink, causing your eyes to get dry,” Doctor Kannarr explained.

“You could try using the 20-20-20 rule,” advised Doctor Kannarr. “This is where, every 20 minutes, you stop staring at your computer and look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds.”



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