Your Eyes and What They Can See

Could it be true? Are our eyes truly the window to our souls? Believe it or not, many current health issues can be identified just by getting a simple eye-exam. In fact, practitioners of the alternative medicine technique called, iridiology, examine the iris for information about a person’s overall health. Even conventional medicine checks the eyes for symptoms, not just of the eye, but of low-lying chronic illnesses as well.1 Who knew your eyes could be even more powerful and even more beneficial than they already are?

Health issues can come in all kinds of ways so finding preventive measures are important. While your eyes are hard at work alerting your doctor of underlying health issues, Life Alert Protection works hard at preventing permanent damage from setting in after a medical emergency, such as a fall. Just as eyes have the capability of seeing an emergency, Life Alert has the capability of getting help fast during an emergency. With their easy to use emergency pendant, seniors can summon help fast with one touch of a button and they save a person from a catastrophe every 10 minutes. Life Alert’s dispatchers are standing by, 24/7, and they will ensure you receive the proper attention fast!

Aging and perfect vision don’t always go together, which can spell out big disaster for the elderly. Don’t take any chances and get Life Alert today and see your optimist to discover what your eyes reveal. To help in your research, WebMD2 has compiled the list below of symptoms to be on the lookout for:

1. Bloody Eye: A bloody eye can be the result of a blow to the eye, but in most cases has no obvious cause. In some instances, a bloody eye can be a sign of severe high blood pressure or even a platelet disorder.

2. Bulging Eyes: Prominent eyes may be a family trait, but in some cases it can be an indicator of thyroid disease.

3. Different Colored Eyes: Know by doctors as, heterochromia iridis, this condition is usually inherited, however, a change in color may be due to bleeding, a foreign body in the eye, glaucoma and other conditions.

4. Droopy Eyelid: A droopy eyelid can just be a sign of aging, but in some instances, it is evidence of a brain tumor or neuromuscular disease known as myasthenia gravis.

5. Yellow Eyes: Diseases of the liver, including hepatitis and cirrhosis, can turn your eyes yellow.

If you notice any of these symptoms listed above in your own eyes, alert your doctor immediately for an eye examination. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), seniors age 61 and older should have an eye examination done yearly.3

Your eyes are amazing things, but sometimes your vision can be the reason you missed that stair and fell on the floor. There’s no need to yell, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” because you have Life Alert. All you have to do is push the button on your emergency pendant and help will be sent fast, 24/7! To read more about Life Alert’s services call 1-800-513-2934 for a free brochure.

Works Cited:
1. “11 Things Eyes Say About Senior Health.” Senior Living News and Trends. <http://senior1397.rssing.com/chan-7561646/all_p9.html&gt;.
2. Freeman, David. “What Your Eyes Say About Your Health.” WebMD. <http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/features/what-your-eyes-say-about-your-health&gt;.
3. Heiting, Gary and Jennifer Palombi. “Eye Exams: Cost, How to Prepare and What to Expect.” AllAboutVision.com. <http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/preparing.htm&gt;.

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