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How stress can affect your vision

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Stress is the body’s natural response to any demand for change that interferes with its normal equilibrium. Whether the response is physical, mental, emotional, or visual, stress affects all of us to one degree or another. When the body is stressed, your sympathetic nervous system causes your pupils to dilate, allowing more light to enter so you can see potential threats more clearly.

There is good and bad stress, and there really isn’t a way around it. But there are simple ways to manage stress and work through situations in your life for little to no cost. An added bonus is that most of these tips also positively affect your vision!

  • Exercising regularly
  • Getting a full eight hours of sleep at night
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Temporarily disconnecting from digital products