The current COVID-19 virus pandemic is a stressful time for us all in one way or another. The impact of stress can be affect us mentally and physically. The physical effects of stress on the body affect all parts including the eyes and vision.
What stress does to our eyes and vision
What to do
Some easy ways to manage stress is to get adequate sleep and exercise. Even moderate exercise just as a walk is good to manage stress. Think about watching how much caffeine you drink and consider stopping smoking. For some people, further treatment is needed such as talk therapy, meditation, breathing exercises and medications. Don’t forget to reach out – talk to family, talk to a friend or talk to your optometrist.
Dr Valarie Jerome
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