Effects of Stress On Your Eyes

We all know that stress can negatively affect the body. Stress can contribute to pain in your body, problems with your heart, and weight gain. What many people don't know is that stress can affect your eyes as well. Fortunately, the professionals at Eyes For Wellness have years of experience identifying and addressing the effects of stress on your eyes.

How Does Stress Affect Your Eyes?

When you get stressed out, your body releases adrenaline, which can cause your vision to become blurry. If you are stressed out all the time, the long-term stress can cause eye strain regularly. Over time, this constant eyestrain can cause headaches and migraines. When stress affects your vision, it is known as stress-related vision impairment.

Symptoms 

There are several symptoms of stress-related vision impairment. Some people will experience just a few mild symptoms, and others experience numerous severe symptoms including:

  • Blurry vision
  • Trouble focusing on one object
  • Eyestrain
  • Floaters
  • Watery eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Eye spasms
  • Sensitivity to light and movement

Treatment

If you are experiencing severe symptoms of stress-related vision impairment, try your best to relax. Yoga, meditation or simply sitting in a quiet room can help. If you are having frequent episodes, you may want to speak with your primary care physician about medication to help with your stress level.

If you are experiencing symptoms often, you should also schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. The symptoms associated with stress-related vision impairment are similar to symptoms of serious eye conditions. Many of these conditions can cause permanent vision loss if left unaddressed.

Eye Doctor in Indianapolis, IN

If you are experiencing the effects of stress on your eyes, Eyes For Wellness is ready to assist you. Our optometry professionals have years of experience providing residents of Indianapolis, IN, with reliable eye care. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, call us at (317) 818-0541.

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