In our world today, it has been more and more common for people to experience different types of eye diseases. Of course, no matter how careful we are, we can never know how other people take care of themselves. With the pandemic today, we should understand and educate ourselves more about protecting ourselves from diseases as best as we can. This is not just limited to the usual things like flu, stomach bugs, or headaches. You should also take the time to take care of your eyes.
There are 4.2 Million Americans aged forty years and older who are either legally blind or who have low vision. Mostly this is caused by age; however, some are caused by diseases such as strabismus and amblyopia. However, cases of non-age related eye diseases have also been high. These disease or refractive errors may include myopia or near-sightedness, hyperopia or farsightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia.
People who may be undergoing these diseases or refractive errors may feel insecure, which may also lead to other mental health problems such as anxiety, especially in social situations. It may be difficult for them to interact with people because they might think that because of their eye problem, they could not relate to other people. Whatever the case may be, mental health issues should never be swept under the rug, much like every other health issue in the world.
Being able to treat mental illnesses are just as important as treating other illnesses because our mind will affect our body’s health. We can only be as healthy as our mind is. So, the best way to make sure that your body is healthy is to make sure that your mind is healthy. What you can do to make sure your mind is healthy is to seek help when you need it. This way, you can get the right kind of help when you need it the most.
Leaving your mental illness untreated may cause you a lot more problems than you originally expect. This may include chronic pain, which does not have a physical source, and over time these chronic pains eventually develop into serious physical injuries, which make it even more difficult for you to recover from mental illness. Also, this may cause instability in your daily life. Having an untreated mental illness may inhibit your ability to focus, keep track of your tasks, and interact with others, leading to even more mental health issues.
Apart from making sure that you get the help, you need when you need it, you can keep your mind healthy by surrounding yourself with people who uplift you and people who are a good influence on you. If you are getting bullied for wearing glasses or getting anxiety, trying to reach out to people, you have to make sure that you separate yourself from the bullies and the negative. This helps make sure that you are with people who are supportive and understanding. This way, you can talk to someone about the issues you are going through, and you would have people you know care about you.
Do not allow yourself to be even more down in the dumps by separating yourself from people entirely. Isolation only causes you to be more withdrawn, and in turn, this does not help you heal in any way because you still are not getting the help you need. No man is an island. There will come a time when people who respect and understand your boundaries will help you through your issues.
Whatever illness you may be going through, may it be with your eyes or your mind, seeking for help is always the best way to get the help that you need because people will not understand your pain or your struggle if you do not come out and tell them. So, if it is you experiencing your vision getting more and more blurry or you feeling anxious because of social situations, the best thing to do is to make sure that someone you trust knows what you are going through. This helps other people understand you a lot more, and this way, they know how they can help you.
After everything, what you need to remember is that you are not alone in this world. Whatever it is that may be causing you any trouble or whatever it is that is causing you discomfort, taking that step towards opening up might be scary, but it will not be a decision you should regret. This is your way of taking back your life, and this is how you start getting yourself in a better place. So go on and do better for yourself.