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Alcohol abuse can affect the absorption of vitamins, which can cause weakness or paralysis of the eye muscles. Other effects include eye twitching, dry eye, decreased vision, permanent vision loss, angle-closure glaucoma, and an increased risk of cataracts.

Alcohol addiction has effects on your overall health. Those who struggle with alcohol abuse are familiar with the effects drinking has on their eyes, their brains, and overall health. Itchiness, redness, and dryness, are some of the most common effects alcohol can have on our eyes.

Alcohol affects the brain directly, which is why alcohol addiction often leads to neurological disruptions which can go from trouble walking to blindness. It is said that alcohol weakens the muscles in your eyes and can, in fact, permanently impair your optic nerves, which result in involuntary back and forth of eye movement, rapid eye movement, and even permanent blindness.