You’ve heard that eyes are the window to your soul, but they may reveal health problems too.
By Diana Kelly Levey
When an ophthalmologist or optometrist looks into your eyes, they can identify eye health issues, like glaucoma and cataracts, but they might also be able to tell if your diet isn’t healthy, if you have an immune disorder, as well as if your diabetes symptoms are being managed properly. Read on to learn about the full scope of health issues your eyes may be trying to let you in on so you can prevent or treat any potential conditions.
You May Be Getting a Migraine
Ever experience a bit of blurred vision, flashes of light, blind spots, shimmering lights, or had trouble looking at your computer screen and wondered what was going on? If it was followed by a migraine, you probably just experienced an “aura” and an ocular migraine. That vision distortion is an early warning sign that it’s coming; next time, heed the warning and take a break from screens while taking the proper pain medication. A retinal migraine is more serious and involves short-lasting, diminished vision or blindness in one eye, according to research. This may precede or accompany a headache. See a doctor right away if you experience vision loss in one eye.