Health & Wellbeing
This page tells you where you can find information about looking after your general health and wellbeing – both crucial elements affecting your overall quality of vision.
Stop Smoking Guide
If you’re a smoker, deciding to quit is an essential step to take which is crucial to improving eye health. Smoking increases the risk of developing macular degeneration and Cataracts, whilst additionally worsening diabetes related eye problems.
For information and resources on helping to quit smoking, click below.
Eating a Balanced Diet and Maintaining a Healthy Weight
To avoid an increased risk of sight issues and eye disease it is important to maintain a healthy weight and to eat a balanced diet, consisting of essential nutrients to support eye health.
Read about the health benefits of weight loss and view resources to keep you on track here.
Ensuring that you get regular exercise is important to keep your body and mind healthy, which in turn has a positive impact on your eye health!
Click the link to view resources and tips to help you keep active.
Drink Less Alcohol
Did you know that the overconsumption of alcohol can have both long-term and short-term effects on your sight?
The short-term effects on your sight caused by drinking alcohol include slower pupil reactions, blurred vision and dry eyes. Drinking alcohol regularly over a long period of time could cause an increased risk of macular degeneration, cataracts and central serous retinopathy.
Find out the best tips to help you cut down your drinking here.