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 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.