Unfortunately, stress can affect us both physically and mentally. When we are seriously stressed or anxious, our vision can be affected and make us experience some irritating issues with our eyes. Eye strain during the day and night is a common enough issue, nowadays and affects thousands of people from all over the world. So, how exactly can stress affect your eyes?
When you are experiencing high levels of stress, your body produces large amounts of a hormone, named adrenaline. Increased levels of this compound can result in blurred vision since it causes high pressure on the eyes. People suffering from long-term anxiety, for example, due to their job's tough working environment, are usually complaining that they feel a constant strain on their eyes. Another common consequence of feeling stressed out is your eyes experiencing sensitivity to light and movement. Light can make you feel unable to focus on your daily habits and you may also, fin difficulty in concentrating on simple tasks, like reading a book.
If you become sensitized to even slight movements, your other senses will be strained, as well. That will gradually result in the appearance of headaches and muscular tensions. Excess stress can also, make your eyes feel swollen and tight all day long. The feeling is quite uncomfortable and in some cases, it can even lead to your eyes feeling very dry or very wet. Eye twitching, eye floaters, and on more serious occasions, eye spasms are also, common stress-inducing vision issues.