10 Things Your Eyes Are Trying to Tell You

You’ve heard that eyes are the window to your soul, but they may reveal health problems too.

10 Things Your Eyes Are Trying to Tell You

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.


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You May Have an Infection or Allergies

Red, itchy, watery eyes are frequently associated with allergies and cause many people discomfort during hay fever seasons. Using over-the-counter eye drops or controlling your allergies with medication will help the situation. If your eyes also feel gritty, have mucus-like discharge, feel sore, and are sensitive to light, you may have an infection and you’ll need to visit your doctor for the best treatment options.

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Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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