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14 Things Your Eyes Can Tell You about Your Health (If you know what to look for)

How Your Eyes Can Predict Disease

The eyes reveal give out plenty of health signals, so it is important to follow them carefully.

These are the 14 main things that your eyes may be indicating health-wise:

Vanishing eyebrows

If around third of your eyebrow is gone, you might be suffering from thyroid disease.

A stye that won’t go away

If this appears and does not disappear in more than three months, it can signify a disease known as sebaceous gland carcinoma, which is a form of cancer. It is also important to notice if this keeps reappearing in the same spot.

Burning eyes, blurry vision when on a computer

What causes this is known as “computer vision syndrome” (CVS). The strain occurs if there is no contrast on your computer screen and if you are concentrating on the pixels a lot.

A minor blind spot in your vision, followed by shimmering lights or a wavy line

This vision problem is triggered by a migraine aura. Sometimes it is accompanied by a headache, but not always.

Yellow eye whites

This condition is referred to as jaundice. It may happen in newborns with undeveloped liver function, or adults with liver, gallbladder or bile issues.

Bulging eyes

The biggest cause of this condition is hyperthyroidism, meaning thyroid gland is overworked.

Unexpected double vision, dim vision, or loss of vision

All these are a commonly big signs of stroke.

Blurred vision in diabetics

Diabetics suffer from eye problems more than the other people do, and they are mostly affected by diabetic retinopathy, where the disease attacks the circulatory system of the eye. This can further lead to adult blindness.

The vision is among the most important things you need to take care of from an early age. Diabetes is widely spread among adults all over the world, which can often lead to blindness.

Excessive use of technology devices can damage the eyes significantly, so you need to restrain your exposure to them as well.

Poor vision will occur regardless, as you get older, but modern science and healthcare can help you balance it and prevent serious eye damage.

According to studies, people older than 60 can improve their vision by incorporating a healthy diet.

You should also mind the vision if:

– You are a smoker

– You are obese

– You are diabetic

– You spend a lot of time in front of the computer

Iridology—Your Eyes as the Mirrors of Your Health?

There are several different aspects how your eyes can affect your entire health. Iridology or iridodiagnosis is studying the iris of your eye. This method is used by the best medical experts in the world.

Back in the mid-17th Century, iridology existed but was not taken seriously and was not acknowledged by doctors. Even more, the idea of this technique was often dismissed.

This theory analyzes patterns and colors in particular iris zones, and on that base, health information can be easily acquired. This is carried out through thoughtful iris examination and the results of.

By analyzing these charts, an iridologist could detect inflammation in certain body parts or organs. He or she can also tell you if some of them are inactive.  Still, this does not entail a complete diagnosis of a disease but an identification of a certain irregularity.

Iridology practitioners are not allowed to legally perform in America or Canada, so you may need to ask for treatment elsewhere.

Natural, Common-Sense Strategies to Help Protect Healthy Vision

Certain everyday habits can also impact the vision significantly.

Some of the things you can do to improve your vision based on that are:

  •  Stop smoking- this enhances the free radicals release inside the body and it hurts the sight immensely.
  •  Take care of your cardiovascular health- hypertension can weaken the retina blood vessels which will limit the blood flow in that area. To regulate your blood pressure, avoid consuming fructose-based products. One research by Dr. Richard Johnson, chief of the division of kidney disease and hypertension at the University of Colorado, confirmed that by consuming 74 grams or more of fructose per day (same as 2.5 sugary drinks) you will elevate the blood pressure levels of 160/100 mmHg by 77 percent!
  • Make sure to stabilize your blood sugar levels, since large sugar levels can draw fluid from your eye lens and the organ will lose the ability to focus. Also, the sugar can harm the retina blood vessels and harden the blood flow.
  • Consume lots of fresh dark and organic green leafy vegetables, particularlykale. As studies show, this kind of nutrition strengthens the eye health significantly. Always go for veggies rich in carotenoid-rich vegetables, lutein and zeaxanthin, since they provide the best eye care.
  • Furthermore, focus on consuming healthy omega-3 fat. A 2001 study, published in August at the Archives of Ophthalmology, discovered that these fatty acids can improve the vision and prevent related issues. But, we are very often exposed to pollution and fish farming, which makes the fish unhealthy for consumption. A suitable replacement for this would be krill oil, also rich in astaxanthin. It is an antioxidant that helps the eyes stay in shape.
  • Make sure to steer clear of trans fats. This contradicts with the omega-3 fats inside the organism. So, avoid processed foods and baked products, like margarine, French fries, fried chicken and doughnuts, cookies, pastries and crackers.
  • Avoid aspartame, since it can trigger a poisoning that may damage your eyes and vision easily.

Antioxidants—Your Greatest Allies for Healthy Eyes

Antioxidants are in charge of keeping the organism safe from harm, by flushing free radicals and they do an amazing job for the eyes as well. Here is which antioxidants you need to consume to take care of your sight:

– Lutein

– Zeaxanthin

– Black currant anthocyanins

– Astaxanthin

Lutein Helps Protect Your Central Vision

Lutein and zeaxanthin are located in the macula lutea, and take are in charge of:

Absorbing excess photon energy, and destroying free-radicals before they damage the lipid membranes.

Lutein islargely found in your macula – the small central part of the retina responsible for focused and detailed vision.

Actually, lutein is a naturally formed carotenoid, present in green leafy vegetables, orange fruits and other vegetables.

Lutein- containing food products

Food      Mg / serving

Kale (raw)           26.5 / 1 cup

Kale (cooked)    23.7 / 1 cup

Spinach (cooked)             20.4 / 1 cup

Collards (cooked)             14.6 / 1 cup

Turnip greens (cooked) 12.2 / 1 cup

Green peas (cooked)     4.1 / 1 cup

Spinach (raw)    3.7 / 1 cup

Corn (cooked)   1.5 / 1 cup

Broccoli (raw)    1.3 / 1 cup

Romaine lettuce (raw)   1.1 / 1 cup

Green beans (cooked)  0.9 / 1 cup

Broccoli (cooked)             0.8 / 1/2 cup

Papaya (raw)     0.3 / 1 large

Egg         0.2 / 1 large

Orange (raw)     0.2 / 1 large

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory. 2005 USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20 (2007), Nutrient Data Laboratory.

Astaxanthin—Protector against Blindness

Scientists have confirmed that astaxanthin is actually the best carotenoid for keeping your eye health in check, and preventing blindness in the meantime.

It is a far stronger antioxidant than lutein and zeaxanthin, and keeps the eyes safe from several blindness-related conditions, such as:


Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD)

Diabetic retinopathy


Retinal arterial occlusion

Venous occlusion

Cystoid macular edema

Inflammatory eye diseases (i.e., retinitis, iritis, keratitis, and scleritis)

Astaxanthin keeps the eye pressure levels balanced and increases the vision.

The list mentions the three leading causes for blindness: macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy, so this antioxidant is more than required.

You can consume astaxanthin supplements as well to increase the vision span.

The consumption of astaxanthin should be varying from 2 to 4 mg per day.

Be careful if you are on a krill oil supplement: certain krill products provide different concentrations of astaxanthin. Labeling is here for a reason, so use it.

The eyes are constantly facing challenges of the modern age, from stress to technology exposure, poor nutrition, and others. Environmental pollution and oxidation can affect the eye health on a large scale, so make sure to always maintain a balance in everything you do.

Aging is a factor that takes its toll on the eyes, but as we stated before, there are ways to prevent more severe health issues.

Keep the antioxidants intake in mind when you want to take care of your eyes and make sure to do everything in your power to fight off free radicals and toxins naturally.