April is Stress Awareness Month! It’s no secret that continuous stress can affect our overall heath in negative ways, but stress can also affect your eye health!
Persistent eye twitching is an annoying feeling that many people experience from time to time. This condition is called myokymia and while these irritating eye twitches can be caused by many things, like lack of sleep or spending too much time on electronic devices, stress can be a leading factor to determine when and if this occurs.
Dry eyes can be symptomatic year round and can be caused by many different factors. One surprising factor that can lead to dry eye is stress. Eyes can become irritated and dry after increased stress levels.
As always, if symptoms persist, these symptoms can be indicative of more serious conditions. It’s important to see your eye care professional to address and treat these symptoms. Call today for an appointment and don’t let stress make for sore sight!
For more information about National Stress Month, including ways to offset stress, visit the Federal Occupational Health website at http://www.foh.hhs.gov/calendar/stress.html.