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Posted on 12-10-2016

What Your Eyes Can Tell You About Your Health

At University Vision Centre, our El Paso optometrists and eye care team are dedicated to helping you achieve optimal eye and vision health. Providing insightful eye care in a stress-free environment, our office is open six days a week (including Saturdays) for your convenience.

We have found that many of our patients don't understand the significant link that exists between ocular health and overall physical health, so we thought we'd take the time to outline some of the things your eye health can tell us about your general health and wellness.

Your Eye Health and Overall Health

One of the more common eye conditions we see and treat here in our office is that of dry eye. What many patients don't realize is that dry eye is often caused by other problems, such as environmental issues or even hormonal changes. Persistent dry eye that doesn't improve with artificial tears could be linked to other medical conditions, such as arthritis. 

Furthermore, redness of the eye or the areas around the eyes could also be symptoms of eye allergies that have yet to be diagnosed. If you notice that your eyes become red, watery, or itchy on a seasonal basis, you may be dealing with seasonal allergies that could be helped with antihistamine eye drops. 

Ever get an annoying twitch that occurs in one eye? While these are usually not serious or dangerous to your health, they can be caused by too much caffeine intake or even high levels of stress. In some cases, eye twitching can be a sign that you're not getting enough sleep. If you're dealing with eye twitches that don't go away within a week, be sure to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor.

Time to Schedule Your Appointment

Even if you aren't suffering from any of the above issues, we recommend annual eye exams to optimize your eye and vision health. If you haven't had your eye exam yet this year, contact University Vision Centre today at (915) 533-1811 to set yours up.

What could your eye symptoms tell you about your health?

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