The eyes are not just a window to the soul. They can also tell you a lot about your health problems.
Changes in the state of the eyes may be a sign of vision problems, diabetes, stress, even retinal detachment. Besides, most of these things you can see on your own, as long as you know what to look at.
1. You can have an infection.
Do you wear contact lenses instead of glasses? Look for white spots on your cornea (the transparent layer covering the eyeball). Infections are often found in people who wear lenses.
2. You are too stressed.
Stress is manifested in countless ways, and one of them is the trembling of the eye. It’s more annoying than worrying, but it is a sign to slow down the pace and find ways to reduce the stress factors in your life.
3. You can have diabetes.
Blurred vision usually signals the need for glasses, but can also warn for other changes in the body. They are associated not only with eye problems (such as cataracts) but also with serious illnesses such as diabetes. Even if you do not have vision problems, via the state of the retina, your ophthalmologist should recognize that you have diabetes.
4. Your retina may be in danger.
Do you remember the little black dots that sometimes appear in front of your eyes? They are called floating points. Although they are a frequent phenomenon, they should not be underestimated. If their number suddenly rises, this may be a sign of retinal detachment.
5. Your cholesterol is too high.
If you notice that a white ring forms around your iris, it is time to visit both your eye and your personal physician. Although this color change is common with aging, it may signal too high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. They, in turn, can lead to a heart attack.
6. Your blood pressure is too high.
In addition to increasing the risk of a stroke, high blood pressure can damage the retinal blood vessels. This disease is known as retinopathy. You can not see the effects in the mirror, but the doctor notices them. Another reason to go to an annual eye check-up – they can save your life and vision.
7. Too much direct sun exposure.
Some people notice the formation of a yellowish or a reddish coloration in the white part of the eye. A very small percentage of these formations are cancerous, but most are not. What causes them? They are mostly observed in people who over-exposure to sunlight and can be compared to skin corns.
8. You have allergies.
If your eyes are super dry and the skin around them seems swollen, you probably rub your eyes excessively. This frequent and intense friction can cause the eyelid to loosen. It not only does your face look older but also leaves the eye more exposed to air, which further exacerbates it. Seasonal allergies are one of the most common causes of eye irritations.
9. You need more sleep.
If you notice that your eyes are swollen and red, do not immediately think you have an infection. This may just be a sign that you are tired.
10. You spend too much time on your computer.
As much as you love watching serials late at night on the laptop or working on the computer, these habits are not healthy when you overdo them. They can lead to dry eye syndrome. This is not an official disease, but it is quite unpleasant and can lead to even more serious vision problems. One of the ways the syndrome occurs is tearing. Yes, tears are a signal of dryness. This is the way the eye compensates for the lack of fluid. Consult your eye doctor to prescribe “artificial tears”.