If you thought glasses were the last thing you wanted on your eyes, think again. Your eyes can tell more about you than you think. We turned to the experts to break down some of the most common eye issues and what they might be saying about your health.
When is the last time you had an eye exam? Here are a few reasons not to skip your next appointment.
First up, moles. Moles in your eye's inner layer could mean melanoma. Ocular melanoma, or melanoma of the eye, is a type of cancer. Diagnosing it early is crucial. It can quickly metastasize to surrounding tissues.
There's also MS. Visual defects are strongly linked with the onset of multiple sclerosis. MS causes inflammation of the optic nerve, which creates a banana shaped field defect. It can easily be detected during an eye test.
Also, yellowish plaques within the retinal blood vessels can signal high cholesterol. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness.
That's not all your eyes can tell you. Dramatic changes to the prescription of your glasses could be an early sign of diabetes. Blurred vision is usually caused by glucose seeping into the lens and changing its shape.
And sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes can be the sign of a stroke.