Posted by: North Georgia Eye Associates in Blog

Reduce Your Stress And Relax Your Eyes

Stress plays a part in our lives, but what matters is how we react and cope with stress when it arises. We often feel physically and mentally stressed in our demanding lifestyles. However, did you know stress can damage your eyes? When you are overly stressed or anxious, there is an overproduction of adrenaline in your body, which causes pressure on your eyes and results in blurry vision, muscular tensions, and headaches. 

A Few Common Described Stress Eye Symptoms 

Floaters are tiny, dark specks that you may see, especially if you look at the light.

Some people have also described the floaters as strands, spots, or squiggly lines. You can usually see the floaters more when you look at something bright, such as the sky, a bright light, or plain white paper.

Flashes are sudden sparks of light that may flicker across your vision. They may also appear like light strands that affect your vision.

How To Eliminate Eye Symptoms Due To Stress? 

RELAX…Calm Your Mind and Body 

The key to treating eye symptom issues caused by stress is to reduce exposure to stress. If you experience an active stress response, take measures to get to a calm and Zen place. Allow your body to bounce back from the flood of adrenaline. Take a 20 minute self-care moment to give your body time to recover, and your vision should return to normal.

Utilize the following stress relief techniques:

  • Deep Breathing Exercises
  • Meditation
  • Social Support
  • Yoga
  • Relax (read, paint, or write a journal entry)

It is essential to make changes to your daily life and incorporate stress relief techniques to free you from the negative impacts of stress. In addition to applying stress relief techniques into your everyday life, try not to focus on your symptoms.

Achieve to have quality sleep daily, eat a healthy diet, and exercise regularly. These can all help lessen the negative impacts of stress on your eye health and overall health. If you experience prolonged symptoms, it is time to call your eye doctor and schedule an appointment.

Stress impacts us all in different ways. One person could feel all the stress eye symptoms, while the next only feel a few. Make de-stressing a priority for your eye health, and never take your eyes for granted. Relax and count to 10; your eyes will love you for it!