Specsavers in Hyde is raising awareness of the detrimental impact excess alcohol can have on the eyes.

Cutting out alcohol improves health 

While cutting out alcohol has been proven to help participants lose weight, enjoy better sleep and save money, the Specsavers team in Hyde were determined to raise awareness of the positive impact reducing how much you drink can have on your long-term eye health.

Heavy or regular drinkers risk short term changes in their vision as well as permanent damage. Both long term and short term alcohol abuse can have a direct effect on the optic nerve, which can damage vision. Excessive drinking can also cause red or bloodshot eyes and increased sensitivity to light. 

New Year, New Start 

Diane Wood, store director at Hyde said: ‘At the start of a new year, it’s completely understandable that thousands of people look to make a healthy fresh start.

‘Drinking alcohol from time to time will not have any real negative effects on the eye, although there may be some temporary effects such as dizziness and blurry vision, depending on the quantity and your individual tolerance. However, it’s often overlooked that excessive drinking can have an impact on your eyes.

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