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6 Ways Smoking Can Damage Your Vision

The dangers of smoking have been widely documented. It damages just about every organ in your body, including your eyes. In fact, smoking is the largest preventable causal factor of disease. If you’re looking for a great New Year’s resolution this holiday season, consider making a concerted effort to quit smoking once and for all.

Below are six vision problems that are more likely to occur if you smoke.

Use all Insurance and Flex Spending Account (FSA) Benefits before they Expire at the End of the Year

Flex Spending illustrationMany employers offer generous health insurance benefits that include an eye insurance plan and/or a flexible spending account (FSA), which allows you to put aside pre-tax dollars to use on qualified healthcare expenses. It’s important to check the terms of your plans because these benefits often expire at the end of the year.

When should I Consider Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are one of the most common age-related vision conditions. Currently, more than 25 million people over the age of 40 have cataracts, and this figure is expected to rise significantly over the next 20-30 years.

A cataract is a clouding of your eye’s lens. It develops when protein fibers in the lens become damaged. Over time as your lens becomes increasingly clouded with cataracts, the condition will result in a gradual deterioration of vision. Without treatment, cataracts can eventually result in blindness.

Open Your Eyes To These Eye Care Myths

Kirk Eye Center is a medical practice in Loveland, Colorado serving the eye care needs of patients in northern Colorado including Loveland, Fort Collins, Greeley and surrounding Larimer and Weld counties. For eye care in Loveland Colorado, Kirk Eye Center is the place to go!

We hear lots of different myths and misconceptions about eye care with all the people that come into our store. Today we’re here to open your eyes to these myths so that you know the truth.