Your Eyes Speak Volumes – Why Visiting your Eye Doctor could save your Life!

You could imagine a visit to the eye doctor improving your vision but you probably never pictured it could save your life. Well, it can! Your eyes hold amazing cues to your overall health which your eye doctor can easily see and interpret. These cues can be a tell-tale of hypertension, high cholesterol, melanoma or high blood sugar. Your eye doctor could detect a serious health problem such as high cholesterol if he notices yellowish plaques within the retinal blood vessels or he could suspect high blood pressure if your eyes arteries are showing  a silver or copper coloring. If not caught early, blood vessels in the retina and throughout the body may harden, increasing your risk for heart attack or stroke. Leaky blood vessels might be a sign of diabetes. High blood sugar can clog and damage retinal blood … Read More

Yoga for your Eyes – Exercises to Improve Your Vision

Exercising your body makes it stronger. So can exercising your eyes make your vision stronger, too? The need for glasses is based on the shape of the eye, the size of the pupil, and the ability to shift focus, which declines as we age. However, there are those who swear eye conditions are related to faulty ocular muscles caused by chronic mental and emotional tension. Yoga-like exercises can help improve the condition of eye muscles and even help  improve disorders such as myopia and hypermetropia. Practicing these eye exercises regularly for a few months could help improve functioning of our eyes. Tip: Keep the head and spine straight throughout the exercises. Palming  – relaxes and soothes Close your eyes Take several deep breaths Rub your palms vigorously until warm Place your palms on your eyes Repeat 5 times Blinking – … Read More