Vata eyes are characterized by small, nervous, with
drooping eyelids and dry, scanty lashes. The white of the eye is muddy, while the iris is
dark, gray-brown or black. Pitta eyes are moderate in size. They are sharp, lustrous, and
sensitive to light. The lashes are scanty and oily. The iris is red or yellowish. Kapha
eyes are large, beautiful and moist. They have long, thick, oily lashes. The white of the
eye is very white. The iris is pale, blue or black.
Excessive blinking is a sign of nervousness, anxiety or
fear. A drooping upper eyelid indicates a sense of insecurity, fear or lack of confidence.
These are all signs of vata imbalance.
Prominent eyes indicate thyroid gland dysfunction. An
yellow conjunctiva may signal a weak liver. A small iris indicates weak joints. A white
ring around the iris may mean an excessive intake of salt or sugar. If the white ring is
very prominent and very white, it is an indication of joint degeneration with potential
for arthritis and joint pain.