They say our eyes are the windows to our soul, but they can also be the windows to more serious health problems, if you know how to look for them.
These aren’t just potential health conditions that a doctor or optometrist need to decode – sometimes the problems are obvious just by observing your eyes in a mirror. Let’s take a closer look at 13 things your eyes might be trying to tell you about your health…
1. Redness a Red Flag
Sure, your eyes may be red from rubbing or being very tired. It could also be the sign of an allergy. But it may also be a subconjunctival hemorrhage, which we admit, sounds very bad, but it actually refers to a bruise under the surface that usually clears up in a few weeks, says WebMD.
Redness might also be a sign of pink eye, medically known as conjunctivitis, which is caused by inflammation and is also highly contagious. There are over-the-counter treatments for this.