While many aspects contribute to a healthy eyes, this article will review the basics to ensure your eyes are healthy. I often get people asking, "if a person wears glasses, does it mean their eyes are less healthy than others”? People that wear glasses or contacts have healthy eyes in general, it is just that their eyes don't bend the light well enough to focus properly. After vision correction with contacts or glasses people's vision is 20/20 most of the time.
White eyes are a sign of good health yet it is natural for some “yellowing” of the eyes to occur as we age. Red eyes can be a sign of eye stress. When our eyes get dry or inflamed then often the normally white part of the eye turns red in response to this stress. Red eye reliever medications are ok for the short term but in the long term it is recommended to try and find the underlying cause and treat it. I recommend visiting your eye care professional if symptoms persist.
It is very important that the clear part of the eye in the front of the pupil remains healthy. This clear covering over the eye lets in the light.