Millions of people in the UK are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists.   Despite the clear connection, only one in five people recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) finds.   

Smokers are twice as likely to lose their sight compared with non-smokers, says the RNIB.  That is because tobacco smoke can cause and worsen a number of eye conditions.

How smoking can harm your eyes

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