Eyes Are Windows to Your Overall Health
WHAT ARE YOUR EYES REVEALING?
From flirty to puppy-dog eyes, our eyes are our most expressive part and tell others about us. Looking someone straight in the eye may or may not reveal their honesty — but the eyes can tell you about cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other health conditions.
“The eye is a unique window into health. It’s the only place in the body where, without surgery, we can look in and see blood vessels, arteries, and a cranial nerve.”Dr. Roger Phelps, Principal of OjaiEyes Optometry
Annual eye exams are an important part of your overall health routine. Some people wait until they experience symptoms to see a doctor but shouldn’t because many eye problems are silent – meaning they have no symptoms. A recent study found that one in four adults hadn’t had an eye exam in the past two years, and the same proportion were unaware that an eye exam could prevent them from losing their sight.
Too young, old, or healthy for an eye exam? Think again.