5 Tips to Help You Cope with Anxiety

August 31, 2020


Fear and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic can be overwhelming. Like many people, you may have trouble sleeping and feel uncertain about the future. There are always going to be stressors in our lives, and as long as we are able to control them you will be fine! Too much stress or anxiety can cause all sorts of issues to your mind and body.

Stress impacts us both physically and mentally, but did you know it can affect your vision? Read on to learn more.

Stress and Your Eyes

When you are severely stressed or anxious, your body sends out high levels of adrenaline. This can lead to pressure in the eyes resulting in blurry vision. Individuals with long-term anxiety may also suffer from daily eye strain leading to muscular tensions and headaches.

Symptoms of Stress-Related Vision Impairment:

  • Blurry Vision – causing you to have trouble focusing.
  • Eye Strain – discomfort in your eyes making them feel tight and swollen.
  • Eye Twitching – your eyes will start to randomly spasm.
  • Sensitivity to Light – light may make it harder to concentrate.
  • Eye Floaters – little spots that swim across your vision field.
  • Very Dry or Very Wet Eyes – both could potentially be a symptom, or they could be caused by another factor.

If you have any of the above symptoms and no other serious medical issues, there are some ways to help yourself relax and ease your stress.

How to Cope with Stress and Anxiety:

Finding ways to take care of yourself during these uncertain times can help you cope and feel better. Here are 5 ways to help you cope with anxiety:

  • Get enough rest.
  • Meditate.
  • Eat Healthy.
  • Exercise.
  • Stay connected.

Stress is a common response to the demands of our daily lives. It can be an overwhelming feeling that will affect our bodies both mentally and physically. The most important part is to recognize it, and practice ways of coping. Not everyone will find the same methods to produce results.

For more information on how to look after your eyes, get in touch with your regular eye doctor. If you don’t have one, get in touch with us and we can help!

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