Optical Express highlights the eye health impact of prosecco

The multiple has released a list of the top ten sugary summer drinks in recognition of National Prosecco Day

Optical Express has emphasised the long-term effects of excessive drinking on eye health following National Prosecco Day (13 August).

The multiple highlighted that a glass of prosecco contains four grams of sugar, with the average Briton consuming four glasses in a sitting.

Optical Express clinical services director, Stephen Hannan, shared that the company advises drinking moderation and attending regular eye health appointments.

“Alcoholic drinks consumed in high quantities can seriously affect your vision and lead to long term eye conditions. Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can cause slower pupil reactions resulting in temporarily blurred vision, while long term excessive alcohol consumption can also lead to a number of sight threatening eye conditions,” he said.

Consuming excessive amounts of sugar can increase an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, which is linked to diabetic retinopathy.

“Too much sugar can also lead to the development of cataracts, one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK and even age-related macular degeneration where the retina dramatically deteriorates causing blurred vision and visual distortion,” Mr Hannan added.

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